BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober

Varg Veum – Sleeping Beauty

Varg Veum - Tornerose
Norge/Danmark / 2008 / 90 min
Erik Richter Strand
The second film about Varg Veum

After extricating 17-year-old Lisa Halle from a life of prostitution in Copenhagen, private investigator Varg Veum becomes ensnared in a tangle of parental neglect and bad love when he is hired to locate her boyfriend, Peter Werner. Varg finds him stabbed to death in a seedy hotel. As he strives to save Lisa from perdition and to find Peter's killer, he is forced to confront the city's most dangerous dope dealers.

Erik Richter Strand

Erik Richter Strand was born in Bergen 1974. He graduated as a director from the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer. After directing the shorts VANISHED (2001), CIRCUS (2003) and UNIVERSAL KJELL (2003), he made his feature debut in 2006 with the award-winning drama SONS. Erik Richter Strand has directed two of the films in the Varg Veum series: SLEEPING BEAUTY and YOURS UNTIL DEATH.