The Complete Season One
a serious financial fraud
that links to the Norwegian government,
a well-respected and uncompromising
investigative journalist finds the crime
too close to home for comfort when
it leads to a personal tragedy; but while
trying to expose the truth he is plunged
into a strange and confusing mystery
in the Nordic noir political thriller
Mammon: The Complete Season One...
DANGER STALKS TOP INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST Peter Versås (Jon Øigarden) when
information he is given from an anonymous source, via the mysterious Sophia
in Hungary, points to serious financial corruption within the Norwegian government
that ultimately leads to a family tragedy.
Beginning with hints at Peter's difficult childhood and friction with his brother
Daniel (Anders T Andersen) and father Tore (Terge Strømdahl), Mammon
sees Peter plunged into a perilous investigation that has drastic repercussions
on his whole life and that includes a mutual attraction with Vibeke Haglund
(Lena Kristin Ellingsen), who works for the Financial Crime Unit which is investigating
follows when Peter discovers Daniel, the Finance Director of large multinational
company Hydro, is mixed up in the scandal an allegation that he
fiercely denies; and although Peter is investigating the fraud for his newspaper,
Aftenavisen, his colleague Inger Marie (Anna Bache-Wiig) is to be given
the credit by Editor Frank Mathiesen (Nils Ole Oftebro).
and delivering relentless
tension, Mammon is
thriller from the land of
at its best...
Initially no crime appears to have been committed as no money seems to be missing,
but Sophia insists she has given Peter proof; and very soon it becomes apparent
that all is not as it should be.
Vibeke is followed as she jogs through the woods but doesn't seem to get any
support from her team when she reports it. Then Daniel asks an alarmed Peter
to take care of his wife Eva (Ingjerd Egeberg), who was involved with Peter
before she met Daniel, and his son Andreas (Alexander Tunby Rosseland) in the
event of anything happening to him.
The first of what later seems to be a series of suicides sparks off a dangerous
investigation with Peter determined to discover how his brother was mixed up
in the fraud and the full extent of the crime. Then a break-in and threats to
Daniel's family force Peter to take action, although Daniel's son Andreas proves
difficult as he shows resentment towards his uncle.
By now, a frustrated Peter has been moved to cover sports for the newspaper
and has been told to keep his mouth shut and stay low. And then another fraud
Åge Haugen (Hallvard Holmen), whose name has been linked with self-made billionaire
Tom Lied (Dennis Storhøi) is suspected of embezzling. Peter is left with a number
of puzzling clues, involving himself in the intrigue despite the dangers.
Five years on, Peter receives information held by his brother from lawyer Runa
Torgersen (Liv Bernhoft Osa) that he cautiously follows up. How does a video
of a small boy in a fire and a painting of Abraham and his two sons, one of
whom Abraham believes God wants him to sacrifice, link with the investigation?
While checking a lead, Peter and Eva witness a man's suicide. Before he dies,
the man shouts the name "Abraham". But they are being watched…
Following the incredible success of Danish dramas Borgen (recently nominated
for its second television BAFTA) and The Killing, the Danish/Swedish
co-production The Bridge and French title Braquo, Nordic Noir
announces the arrival of its very first Norwegian television acquisition, Mammon.
A well constructed story drawing comparisons to the American political thriller
All The President's Men, the series recently aired on Channel 4's sister
Darkly mysterious, über-compulsive and delivering relentless tension, Mammon
is a must-see thriller from the land of the Vikings. Scandinavian fare at its
also features: Robert Skjærstad as Jenson; Hilde Hannah Buvik as Elisabeth;
Andreas Cappelen as Sports Journalist Bakke; Andrea Bræin Hovig as Yvonne Haugen;
and Huy Le Vo as Trainee.
Music is by Martin Horntveth; Cinematography by Jon Anton Brekne; Series Produced
by Vegard Eriksen Stenberg; Series Director is Cecilie A Mosli.
UK's first Norwegian drama, Mammon: The Complete Season One, is released
in the UK as part of Arrow Films' Nordic Noir label on DVD Boxset and Digital
Download on 5 May 2014. Running Time: 6 x 58 Minutes | DVD Catalogue Number:
FCD934 | Language: Norwegian with English Subtitles (but very well done and
easy to follow).
"Darkly mysterious, über-compulsive and delivering relentless tension, Mammon
is a must-see, can't-stop-watching thriller from the land of the Vikings. Scandinavian
fare at its best" Maggie Woods