Netflix continues to explore Scandinavian content, with Black Crab its next thriller film. It stars Noomi Rapace as a post-apocalyptic frozen setting. It’s due to arrive on Netflix globally on March 18th, 2022. Here’s what you need to know.
Netflix’s Black Crab will be directed by Adam Berg, his feature debut after a career in music videos (The Cardigans, A-ha) and commercials. Malin Idevall at Stockholm-based Indio is the producer. Mattias Montero is the one who directed Black Crab.
It runs for 110 minutes.
Noomi Rapace, the lead star of Noomi Rapace stated:
“I’m very excited to come back to Sweden and do Black Crab. My first Swedish film in years. Can’t wait to get suited up and go on this journey – explore human shadows and slide through broken dreams and a world on edge. Survival to what price?”
David Kosse is Vice President International Original Films at Netflix.
“This project combines so many great attributes: a compelling story, a strong creative team and of course an incredibly talented lead actress. We are looking forward to a great collaboration with Adam and the team at Indio and are confident that our members in Sweden and the rest of the world will enjoy this movie.”
Producer Mattias Montero added:
“As a Swede you grow up knowing you live in a country of peace and equality, all in all life’s good and safe here. But lately we have all learned how fragile our societies are due to pandemics, civil wars, global warming and economic chaos. How would it be to wake up one day in a totally destroyed and war torn Sweden? Producing Black Crab is about flipping the coin and from a Scandinavian perspective show what happens to humanity when chaos arrives. It’s a big production and a great challenge and thanks to Netflix we can tell this Swedish story to a global audience.”
Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s Black Crab:
Netflix’s Black Crab is an adaptation of Jerker Virdborg’s thriller novel of the same name. The synopsis of the book is here:
Black Crab is an existential thriller set in a civil war during a time that could very well be our own. From a military base near the coast, four soldiers are sent on a mission to carry some capsules further south to a research center. They do not know what is in the capsules; they do not know each other; they hardly know what is happening in the war; yet they must carry out this mission during the dead of night on skates over the frozen sea.
Here is the official story synopsis for Netflix’s Black Crab as shared by the streamer in a press release:
Black Crab is a Scandinavian action thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world torn apart by climate change and war. During an endless winter, six soldiers are sent on a dangerous mission across the frozen sea to transport a package that could finally end the war. Equipped with weapons and ice skates, unaware of what they’re carrying, or who they can trust, the mission challenges their beliefs and forces them to ask: what are they willing to sacrifice for their own survival?
Leading Netflix’s Black Crab is BAFTA nominee Noomi Rapace, whose credits include The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus, Lamb and many more.
Jakob Oftebro, Agent Hamilton, Norsemen), Erik Enge, Dar Salim, Dar Salim, Dicte, Borgen, Game of Thrones, and Ardalan Esmaili are joined by Rapace (The Rain, Rebecka Martsson, Greyzone). Below is a behind-the scenes image of the four actors.
Adam Berg is the director
“I’m very happy and proud to have such a strong cast breathe life into this movie and our characters. These skilled actors, their eyes, voices, faces and bodies will carry us through the story. They will make us feel the brutality of war, the importance of hope in a hopeless world and the hard price you have to pay for survival. They will bring a beautiful humanity to the cold harsh world that is the Black Crab.”
Filming for Netflix’s Black Crab took place in Sweden throughout 2021. We don't know many details, but we do know production has ended and that the movie is currently in post-production.
This is Noomi Rapace's behind-the scenes look during Black Crab filming.
We’ve also got some more first looks here:
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