Notes on “Occupied”

Sounds like an interesting series; will have to check it out.

Uncouth Reflections

Fenster writes:

Occupied (or Okkupert in the original) is a Norwegian mini-series, a 10-part political thriller on the subject of a Russian occupation of Norway.  With a budget of $11 million, it is the most expensive mini-series to be produced in Norway, and it made quite a splash there when it aired.  It made a splash, too, in other places, especially upsetting Russia.

It is based on an original idea by the Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbø, author of the Harry Hole detective series and the quite entertaining stand-alone thriller Headhunters, which was made into a film of the same name.

Occupied, which is available on Netflix streaming, is a really interesting production–by far the best Norwegian mini-series Fenster has yet seen.  It is effective on several levels, which I will attempt to examine here.

More after the fold.  Modified spoiler alert.

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