WED—9-13-2017 THROUGH FRI—10-6-2017
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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 1 & 2
In a disused bomb shelter beneath Valkyrien Square in Oslo, doomsday prepper Leif Lien has built a place for doctor Ravn Eikanger to carry out his research in secret. While Ravn is up on the surface burying his wife Vilma, one of Leif’s many alarms goes off. A robbery has gone terribly wrong, and the severely injured robber Teo seeks refuge with Leif. Without medical attention, Teo will die and Ravn owes Leif a favor.
Ravn is clutching at straws, searching for something that can help Vilma. Research was her domain, not his. Against Leif’s will, Ravn decides to let Vilma’s research colleague Unn in on the secret. Teo, trapped underground and separated from his very pregnant wife Marit, is almost driven out of his mind. He dreams of building a shelter for himself and his family. And Leif is keen to help. This, however, requires serious resources, and so Leif begins to make demands of Ravn and Unn.