Magazine article Screen International

Nordisk Film Returning to Movies with Munch Biopic

Magazine article Screen International

Nordisk Film Returning to Movies with Munch Biopic

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Danish major Nordisk Film, which has not produced a film in Norway since Kon-Tiki in 2012, will rearm its Norwegian production unit and start to make films again.

Aage Aaberge confirmed that he will return as head of Nordisk Film Production, which he ran between 2003-2008. His own production company, Neofilm, will be fused into the new set-up.

"I will move to Egmont House - Nordisk's headquarters in Nydalen, northern Oslo - at the beginning of May, and first will hire some people," Aaberge told ScreenDaily.

"And yes - Nordisk both wants to make more films, and bigger films."

When the group sold TV production company Nordisk Film TV to France's Banijay Group in 2009, it more or less terminated its involvement in Norwegian film production, mainly children and family pictures.

Nordisk's only Norwegian feature since 2009 is Kon-Tiki, produced by Aaberge for Nordisk, and UK producer Jeremy Thomas for his Recorded Picture Company. …

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