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Only ASF Members may reserve film tickets by calling 212.847.9746 or by emailing
All films are subtitled in English. Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the film.
Film screenings are held in Victor Borge Hall, named in honor of the legendary Danish entertainer and in recognition of his generosity to Scandinavia House.

Upcoming Film Series

Nordic Noir: Look of a Killer/Tappajan näköinen mies

Through July 30, 2015
Wednesdays @ 7 pm & Thursdays @ 3 pm
$10 ($7 ASF Members)

Nordic Noir: Look of a Killer/Tappajan näköinen miesDirected by Lauri Nurkse & adapted from the novels by Matti Rönkä (Finland, 2011). Private investigator Viktor Kärppä (Samuli Edelmann) is a former KGB agent haunted by his past. When he settles in Finland, the country of his ancestors, it is his attempt to create an orderly and tranquil life with his new girlfriend Marja Takala (Maria Ylipää), an independent-minded academic who prefers to keep her life simple. But when a kindly antiques dealer approaches him for help in finding his Estonian wife, Kärppä soon finds himself in a descent into the international criminal underworld – complete with drugs, KGB operatives, and lowlifes – as the uncomplicated life he had with Marja begins to slip away. Kärppä is not a killer, even if he looks like one, but can a man change his identity – or shed his loyalties – merely by crossing a border?

Look of a Killer is a gripping thriller based on the novels by acclaimed Finnish author Matti Rönkä – known for their strong political and social focus and the grim realism of their Finnish, Russian, and Baltic settings.

Each installment is 90 min. and in Finnish with English subtitles.

The Father, The Son, and The Unholy Spirit/Isä, poika ja paha henki

July 29 & 30

The husband of Viktor Kärppä's estranged cousin has gone missing while working illegally in Finland. Kärppä discovers a connection with one of his tenant's criminal operations.

After intercepting a drug shipment bound for Helsinki, the private investigator finds himself under threat from a Russian gangster. So Kärppä must look for a way out in order to protect his family.

Special thanks to MHz Networks.

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food Smörgås Chef’s Dinner & a Movie

Ongoing, 5 – 10 pm (Last seating @ 9 pm)
$33 per person ($29 ASF Members)

Pairing top-notch Scandinavian cinema with fine Nordic cuisine, Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House continues its popular Dinner & a Movie prix-fixe 2-course dinner menu. Available from 5 to 10 pm (the last seating is at 9 pm), this ongoing offer features a selection of favorite dishes including herb-roasted chicken, cured gravlaks and Swedish meatballs, and include one admission to that evening's film screening.

For reservations, please call Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House at 212.686.4230 or visit

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