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Valkyrien
Valkyrien “A highly-respected, ethical and law-
  abiding leading surgeon, desperate to
  find a cure for his terminally ill wife,
  discovers that there are some things
  that are worth stepping over the line for
  in the brand new high-concept Nordic-
  noir thriller, Valkyrien
...”

HEARING FROM THE MEDICAL COMMITTEE that his wife Vilma (Pia Halvorsen), who is terminally ill, is being refused further treatment and that a new, untested, drug is too risky to use as it has never been tested on humans, doctor Ravn Eikanger (Sven Nordin) is also denied permission to continue the experimental research that he and his wife worked on to try to save her, as it could compromise the entire department.

A desperate Ravn is in touch with a former patient, corrupt civil defence worker and Doomsday-blogger Leif (Pal Sverre Valheim Hagen), who has a working knowledge of Oslo's underground bunkers and passages and connections with the Oslo underworld, and who may be able to offer a solution.

Valkyrien is an exciting
and clever Norwegian
thriller series that hooks
you almost immediately
and refuses to let go.
Addictive, poignant and
wonderfully dramatic,
this is another winner for
Nordic-noir...”
Leif can get almost anything on demand and he and Ravn, who is determined to find a cure for Vilma whatever it takes, set up an illegal clinic in an old bomb shelter deep underground below Valkyrien Square, complete with a laboratory so that he can continue his work in secret.

Having moved his comatose wife into the makeshift clinic, Ravn continues to care for her and to experiment to try to develop a cure. He will beg, borrow and steal to get the specialist equipment he needs, while living in fear of discovery; and has even faked Vilma's death — although he feels bad about deceiving her daughter, Siv (Ameli Isungset Agbota).

Payback time comes for Ravn with the arrival of Leif's friend, 24-year-old Teodor "Teo" Naustvik (Mikkel Bratt Silset), who has been shot by the police and seriously injured while taking part in a robbery. Bleeding badly, Teodor is taken to the clinic where Ravn agrees to operate on him.

Teodor accidentally ran over a policeman while escaping with a great deal of money from the robbery. He wants to help his wife Marit (Gine Cornelia Pedersen), even though he realises that he cannot contact her. But his presence is not the only threat to Ravn's secret. Leif has a policeman friend who is becoming curious, and Leif has also been told by his superiors to show some students around the apparently deserted tunnels.

Another doctor, Unn (Ellen Birgitte Winther), a close friend of Vilma and Ravn, finally agrees to help at the clinic and Ravn falls in with Leif's ideas for helping poor people, criminals who need to avoid the authorities or people who have simply run out of options.

While Ravn forges ahead with his research, working against the clock to find the miracle cure he is sure will save his wife, Leif believes that time is running out for the world and posts his reasons on the Internet for the end of civilisation as we know it…

Valkyrien is an exciting and clever Norwegian thriller series that draws you in and refuses to let go. Addictive, poignant and wonderfully dramatic, this is another winner for Nordic-noir.

Valkyrien also features: Laila Goody as Grethe; Joachim Rafaelsen as Per; Aurora Skageberg St Jernholm as Baby Anna; Martin Karelius Østensen as Karsten; Camilla Frey as Ida; Hege Rohde as Signe; Christin Smit as Else; Per Toft as Odd; Frode Winther as Knut; and Camilla Belsvik as Head of Police Investigations.

Series Music by Marius Christiansen; Series Cinematography by Anders Bergland, Simen Gengenbach, Morten Rørvig and Silje Nordseth; Series Writing Credits: Erik Richter Strand (Head Writer), Bjørn Ekeberg, Thomas Torjussen, Kathrine Valen Zeiner, Lars Gudmestad (Idea) and Simen Svale Skogsrud (Idea); Series Producers are: Nina B Andersson and Eric Vogel; and Series Director is Erik Richter Strand.
Awards — Norwegian TV Awards 2017: Best TV Drama; Best Male Actor; Best Female Actor.

* Following its run on C4 and Walter Presents, the gripping Nordic-noir drama series Valkyrien will make its DVD debut in the UK from Acorn Media International on 21 August 2017. Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 360 Minutes Approximately on 2 Discs | Catalogue Number: AV3395 | RRP: £24.99.

"Valkyrien is an exciting and clever Norwegian thriller series that hooks you almost immediately and refuses to let go. Addictive, poignant and wonderfully dramatic, this is another winner for Nordic-noir" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"If you binge-watch one series, make it this loopy, ingenious Norwegian thriller. My current show crush" — New York Times
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