Photo: Anders Nicander
MIPDRAMA 2020 SELECTION.
The Machinery is an action-packed thriller in eight episodes set in the borderlands between Norway and Sweden, and between truth and lies.
Olle Hultén is a regular family man. After a company outing he wakes up on the ferry between Sandefjord (Norway) and Strömstad (Sweden), with no clue how he got there. Next to him there is a bag filled with money, a gun and a ski mask. Olle has no idea what’s going on and no memory of what’s happened, but when the police chase him his instincts tell him to run. He sets off on a violent hunt for the real robbers. 30 million Kroner have been stolen from a cash repository in Sandefjord and several people were killed in the process. Olle is on his own, trying to find the people who are framing him. His only chance is to clear his name before the police catch up to him – but why has he been targeted?
Olle is forced to leave everything he holds dear behind in his quest for the truth behind what is happening to him, desperate to hide his true identity – and what made him run away many years ago. Who is Olle Hultén? What is he hiding? And is he guilty of what he is being accused of?
The Machinery is directed by Richard Holm (Gåsmamman, Heder and Johan Falk). Martin Persson and Karolina Heimburg at Anagram Sweden are producing. The shooting took place during sixteen weeks in Gothenburg, Strömstad and Sandefjord. The Machinery aires at Viaplay in 2020, in 8 episodes x 45 minutes.
- Series / Thriller
- Producer(s) & Channel(s):
- Anagram Sweden, Film i Väst, Viaplay, Nordic Entertainment Group and Helsinki Filmi
- Richard Holm
- Kjersti Ugelstad and Niclas Ekström
- Kristoffer Joner, Julia Schacht, Hanna Alström, Anastasios Soulis, Emilia Roosman, Emil Almén, Rune Temte,Björn Sundquist, Jakob Eklund, Angela Kovacs
- English / Swedish
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