Midnight Sun - 2019

In August 1977, a man gets off the bus in an isolated village in the extreme north of Norway. He says his name is Ulf, he has no luggage, and he claims to be there for the hunting. Among the native Sami and the Læstadians, adherents of an old-fashioned form of Christianity, he discovers a culture that is both hospitable and exclusive, helpful and unfamiliar. The village sexton, Lea, lends him a rifle and a hunting cabin, where the midnight sun keeps him awake as he restlessly keeps watch on the monotonous expanse of the Finnmark plain. Slowly it dawns on Lea and her son Knut that Ulf isn’t a hunter but someone else’s prey. And that the hunters are on their way.

Midnight Sun will be a feature film adaptation of Jo Nesbø's bestselling stand-alone novel by the same name. The film will be directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini. Jo Nesbø and Niclas Salomonsson are Executive Producers on the project.

Novel
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Release date
2019
Status
announced
Genre
  • Crime
Format
  • Feature film

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