Another Nordic noir series will be thrilling American viewers when Norwegian crime drama Dirty Money, White Lies debuts next month.
The 2004 Amanda Awards (Norwegian International Film Festival) and Gullruten Awards (Norweigian TV industry) winner for Best Television Drama, Dirty Money, White Lies (Svarte Penger, Hvite Løgner) tackles Nordic noir themes related to society’s ills from the perspective of a junior cop and the moral dilemmas he must deal with.
Amanda Awards winner Trond Espen Seim (Varg Veum, The Legacy) stars as Sverre Fjeld, a recent police academy graduate whose life looks pretty peachy at the start. Hailing from the small town of Elverum, he now makes his life in the bright lights, big city of Oslo, thanks to his new job at the Stovner Police. And bachelorhood is soon to be a thing of the past, too, as he and his school sweetheart and fiancée, Randi (Tone Mostraum, Lilyhammer), are about to be married.
But fate has something else in store for Sverre. While out on patrol one day, he meets Trude Eriksen (Amanda Awards winner Ane Dahl Torp, The Sandhamn Murders), a young single mother whom he learns is involved in Oslo’s criminal underworld, no thanks to her ex-husband. Trying to save Trude from a life of drug trafficking, and helping her and her daughter, Sara, to have a better life, become his priority, and he goes above and beyond the call of duty to do so.
However, untangling Trude from the web of dirty money, white lies, drugs, and corruption that she’s been trapped in, not to mention himself from their clandestine liaisons, involves difficult moral choices, and leads to Sverre being caught between his conscience and the law. And one fateful decision on his part ends up snowballing and problems begin piling up. Having compromised his integrity professionally and personally, will Sverre be able to live with himself and the consequences of his choices?
Created by Ulf Breistrand (Codename Hunter 2) and Jarl Emsell Larsen (Codename Hunter), who together won the 2004 Riverton Prize for their original screenplay, Dirty Money, White Lies premieres on Thursday, 6 November 2014, at 9 PM ET on MHz Worldview. Its eight episodes will screen in Norwegian with English subtitles.