Press release: TrustNordisk announces new sales on THE NORTH SEA

By TrustNordisk



We are excited to announce new sales on our high quality disaster drama THE NORTH SEA, which will now be available to more audiences across the globe.

Our anticipated disaster film THE NORTH SEA, a follow-up to Norway’s box office hits THE QUAKE (2018) and THE WAVE (2015), has now been sold to Australia and New Zealand (Rialto), China (DD Dream), Greece (Neo Films) and Portugal (Films4You).

The film has already proved its great international appeal having world-premiered at the prestigious Rome Film Festival last month and already been sold to a wide range of territories, including the US (Magnolia), Canada (Mongrel Media), Latin America (California Filmes), the UK (Elysian Film Group), France (Mediawan), Benelux (Just Licensing), Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Koch Films), Spain (Mediaset Espana), Italy (Minerva Pictures Group), Poland (Hagi), Former Yugoslavia (Cinemania), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Foxx), Russia and the Baltics (VLG.FILM), India, Pakistan and Afghanistan (Impact Films), Japan (Inter Film), South Korea (AtNine), Taiwan (Moviecloud) and Hong Kong (Sundream).

The feature stars a talented Scandinavian cast, including Kristine Kujath Thorp (NINJABABY, 2021; BETRAYED, 2020), Rolf Kristian Larsen (THE KING’S CHOICE, 2016; MAX MANUS, 2008), EFP Shooting Star 2010-winner Anders Baasmo (OUT STEALING HORSES, 2019; BLINDSPOT, 2018; KON-TIKI, 2012), Bjørn Floberg (OUT STEALING HORSES, 2019; KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, 2014) and Emmy Award-winning Anneke von der Lippe (SONJA – THE WHITE SWAN, 2019; 22 JULY, 2018).

On Christmas Eve 1969, the Norwegian government announces something that will change Norway forever: One of the world's largest offshore oil discoveries is a fact, and Ekofisk becomes the start of an unprecedented financial adventure. 50 years of experience has given us many answers, but we might have yet to fully understand the consequences of our operations at sea. Will the adventure last or have we created one of the largest mass destruction weapons in the world?

THE NORTH SEA has a budget of EUR 6.5M and is scripted by Harald Rosenløw Eeg (THE WAVE, 2015; THE QUAKE, 2018) and Lars Gudmestad (HEADHUNTERS, 2011). THE NORTH SEA is produced by Martin Sundland, Catrin Gundersen and Therese Bøhn from Fantefilm Fiksjon with production support from the Norwegian Film Institute. Nordic distribution through Nordisk Film.

The feature released in local cinemas on 29 October 2021. 

To learn more about the film, please visit our website


Film info

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100 MIN


EUR 6.5M