DVD Varg Veum – Skriften på veggen

DVD Varg Veum – Skriften på veggen
DVD Varg Veum – Skriften på veggen
Rating: 6.0
Genres: Crime
Director: Stefan Faldbakken
Writers: Thomas Moldestad, Gunnar Staalesen
Stars: Lars Petter Aase, Per Egil Aske, Petronella Barker
Veum is no longer working as a private investigator. He’s got a permanent job as a teacher, and has calmed down his life, enjoying the domestic bliss with his new girlfriend Karin. But the idyll does not last long. Veum gets a brutal meeting with the past, then his bitter enemy “The Knife” is released from prison, determined to take revenge on those who got him convicted for the murder of the teenage girl. Soon Veum is deeply entangled is a case where he must take a tough battle with his conscience; was he himself really innocent in the girl’s death? The only answer is “The Knife”, but his mind is set om only one thing – revenge! Written by Anonymous
Country: Norway
Release Date: 27 August 2010 (Norway)
Box Office
Budget: NOK 21,000,000 (estimated)


  1. The results of the first film in a new round of Veum is a good entertaining action movie. Directed by Stefan Faldbakken, also called conceptual director for the coming five Veum films, creating efficient flow of the story through the plot minority development and use of sound, image and music. He's drop occurred in the description of the supporting cast, but the film has few weak spots. The chemistry between Trond Espen Seim and Danish Nikolaj Lie Kaas is good. The bills to have physical and mental advantage over each other, two good actors who exposes the amounts of human turbidity in a duel that is far from noble.

    The film's energy consists of the focus on the dark pages, Veum has always been a guy with shaggy lifestyle, but now it is time to dwell on a really gloomy past.

    In his time from the child welfare Veum showed more than usual interest for a teenage girl with drug trouble. She dies, and her long, "Knife," are imprisoned.

    When he gets out he will clear his name. Veum, meanwhile, who has been a teacher and want to live straight, thrown violently back into the past. Guilt rides him like a nightmare, and we recognize a Veum type with deeper layers, a guy who Baler with timeless concept of forgiveness for old sins.

    As for the rest of the cast is not as steady Faldbakken organized grip. Granted, Bjorn Floberg as a police investigator Hamre, still a reliable sparring partner for Veum. The rough humor among them still alive. Young Martine Johansen works well in the dual role of the dead girl and her sister.

    But the rest of the cast is given the bad games. They are the necessary characters for the plot, but gives the film an unnecessary cliché character.

    Lene Nystrom is one of them. She appears as Veum's new girlfriend, a necessary alibi for his new and better lifestyle. But when problems go to, she was fitted with an overstated response pattern, and then more or less to be sidelined the rest of the film.

    Faldbakken's first round of Veum is not exceptional in any way. But it keeps as entertaining action.

    Overall rating: 7/10

  2. I must admit I'm quite impressed about the cinema being almost full on the third day of showing this Varg Veum-film. It's the third I've seen on cinema, but I know there's been quite a few also on DVD, without me watching them.

    But I think the script for this movie was too far fetched. Maybe it worked better in the Gunnar Staalesen-book. Quite probably. Actually i find it surprising to say that Lene Nystrøm made the best out of her role, as dis of course Bjørn Floberg as policeman Hamre.

    Tragic, too tragic, the story goes on just as the ones I seen before. I can't help it being bored. Too theatrical, and I don't think the pedophilia in this film gives the story enough of a serious treatment. we simply don't believe in it This will be the last Varg Veum film I see, at least in the cinema.

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