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Valkyrien Episodes 3 & 4

Wed—9-20-2017
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Image courtesy of Walter Presents

WED—9-13-2017 THROUGH FRI—10-6-2017
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7 PM & FRIDAYS—6:30 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
Series Pass $36 ($21 ASF Members)
Each episode is 45 min. | In Norwegian with English subtitles

Ravn, a respected physician, is desperately seeking a cure for his dying wife, Vilma. When the hospital stops her further treatment, Ravn fakes Vilma’s suicide and continues working in secret. He is aided by the corrupt civil defense man Leif, a doomsday prepper and former patient of his. Deep underground, Ravn and Leif open an illegal clinic for treating off-the-grid patients. The clinic finances Ravn’s research into a cure for Vilma, while Leif increases his position among the criminal and the paranoid who live outside the welfare state. As Ravn has to cross more and more ethical lines, he frequently clashes with Leif, but clings to the hope of bringing his beloved Vilma back. Will love prevail? Or will Leif’s fantasy of societal collapse become a reality?

Valkyrien is a  unique, high-concept Nordic noir.

Episodes 3 & 4

With the clinic now open, Leif provides the patients, while Ravn and Unn treat them the best they can. At the same time, they begin to make progress with Vilma’s treatment. But Vilma’s daughter Siv has begun to ask questions Ravn cannot answer. Leif is under scrutiny by the police, who suspect he had a hand in the robbery. An unexpected challenge also arises in his job at the City’s Emergency Planning Agency.

A humiliating conversation with his brother forces Leif to reconsider his leadership style. Teo puts both himself and the clinic at risk by seeking out his wife, Marit. A patient gives Ravn an idea that could help Vilma. But before he can give Vilma a new drug, he needs a test subject. Someone expendable.

Special thanks to Walter Presents.

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