Young and Promising

Young and Promising

25/07/2017

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Review

So… a Norwegian drama series that’s not a Scandi noir: not a serial killer, mutilated corpse, brooding detective or snowscape to be seen.

Instead it’s much closer to Lena Dunham’s Girls as creator and star Siri Seljeseth focuses on three twenty-something women in Oslo. Elise (Seljeseth), Nenne (Gine Cornelia Pedersen) and Alex (Alexandra Gjerpen) are aspiring comedian, writer and actor respectively – careers Norwegians don’t take seriously apparently – while dealing with relationships, family pressures, ambitions and the way life doesn’t always turn out as expected. There’s wit too (a toe-curlingly awkward family revelation and a truly dire poetry reading for instance).

They’re on series three in Norway now.

Summary

New series. Norwegian drama about three ambitious twentysomething women living in Oslo, including LA-based comedian Elise who returns to Norway to renew her US visa. Meanwhile, Alex has made it through to the last round of auditions for theatre college, and Nenne has written the manuscript for her first book, but isn't sure what to do with it. In Norwegian with English subtitles.

Cast & Crew

Elise Siri Seljeseth
Nenne Gine Cornelia Pedersen
Alex Alexandra Gjerpen
Anders Jakob Oftebro
Kimmo Ole Christoffer Ertvaag
Sara Inga Ibsdotter Lilleaas
Sissel Ingunn Oien
Tone Kirsti Torhaug
Kjetil Anders T Andersen
Anna Nadja Bjork
Jens Andreas Stoltenberg
Thale Silje Storstein
Stian Oystein Stene
Oda Kristin Jess Rodin
Henrik Iver Innset
Passenger Renate Reinsve
Actress Mariann Hole
Embassy Employee Asta Busingye Lydersen
First Publisher Hans Olav Brenner
Second Publisher Mattis Herman Nyquist
Director Eirik Svensson
Writer Mads Loeken
Writer Siri Seljeseth
Writer Birgitte Rustad Wegener
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