By Naya Mørch-Jessen



We are pleased to announce that TrustNordisk will handle international sales on the upcoming feature THE TUNNEL; a nerve-wrecking and thrilling story inspired by true events and directed by Norwegian director and writer Pål Øie.


Besides having directed a wide range of short films and documentaries, Pål Øie is particularly known for his horror thriller HIDDEN (2009) and his breakthrough horror adventure DARK WOODS (2003), for which he won the Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver - Special Mention at Luxembourg International Film Festival in 2004. 

TrustNordisk has great expectations for the upcoming feature´s international success, as commented by Managing Director of TrustNordisk, Susan Wendt: 

'After the huge success of THE WAVE and THE QUAKE, we are thrilled to enter into the darkness of THE TUNNEL.´


With this new feature, the director will take the audience on an electrifying journey through Norway´s deep, dark tunnels. The film will be marked by a very high level of realism, focusing on the change in human behavior when put in extreme contexts. Norway has more than 1100 tunnels, and very few have escape routes, which makes this film a highly authentic and even more so, claustrophobic disaster film.   



When a tank truck collides in a tunnel in the ice-cold Norwegian mountains, families, teenagers and tourists on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in the darkness. A blizzard is raging outside and the first responders struggle to access the scene of the accident. Time is of the essence, and when the wrecked tanker suddenly catches fire, the situation escalates. In Norwegian tunnels, the self-rescue principle applies: When disaster strikes, it's every man for himself.

The cast is yet to be announced, and the film has a budget of EUR 3.5 M. 


THE TUNNEL is produced by John Einar Hagen and Einar Loftesnes for Nordisk Film Production with support from The Norwegian Film Institute, Zefyr Media Fund and Western Norway Film Centre.


The film will premiere in local cinemas in December, 2019.


For more information about the film, please click here