It’s basically mum’s fault. Her and Mike, the stepdad, love European cop shows. It is all they watch, whenever I stay with them my television education is solely filled with them, and the news of course. Gradually over the years my tastes have been moving from the generic American shows to the more expansive and intelligent foreign ones. This combined with me seeing a movie in 2012 called THE DEEP starring Ólafur Darri Ólafsson hooked me in to MUST watch Icelandic TV show Ófærð, or in the gringo language, TRAPPED.
The fine folks at RLJ Entertainment are releasing TRAPPED Season 1 as a DVD box set. We have 5x copies to giveaway for this amazing show that has been playing recently on SBS.
As a ferry carrying 300 passengers from Denmark pulls into an Icelandic town s small port, heavy snow begins to fall. The ferry can’t leave until the storm passes and the main road into town is impassable. A mutilated and dismembered body washes on the shore, an unidentifiable man murdered only hours ago. The local police chief, Andri Olafssun, whose personal life is in shatters, realises a killer has descended into his town. As word spreads, order disintegrates into chaos as the ferry’s passengers and the town s residents realise they are all possible suspects and that a killer is trapped among them.
THOUGHTS ON TRAPPED:
Bloody love it. Ólafur Darri Olafsson is a unique and mesmerising presence on screen. I just loved his movie THE DEEP from 2012, also set in the arctic. If you can, get a hold of it. He is a big massive guy who is actually American born but has spent most of is life in Iceland. You may have seen him on American shows, he appears in TRUE DETECTIVE, ZOOLANDER 2 and most recently in THE BFG. Love his work!
The best way to describe TRAPPED is to compare it to BROADCHURCH but set in Iceland. It is cold, it is dark and it is incredibly suspenseful. Skeletons fill a lot of closets and there is a serial killer on the loose and nearly episode is a cliffhanger. You may find a slight addiction to continue and “i’ll just watch one more.” I have been saving the remaining episodes until the parents arrive this week and they come tomorrow so game on snow murders.
The direction from Balthasar Kormákur is sensational, Kormákur is also the director of Hollywood high peak movie EVEREST from 2015. Put it this way, he is a master of filming in the snow. He also filmed THE DEEP and 2 GUNS. His credits are impressive. I also have to throw in some praise for the cinematography from Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, it looks stunning but he deserves awards for filming in the conditions alone.
Please note this is a subtitled show and does contain Icelandic and English language. If you don’t win – don’t fret, you can buy it from the ABC Online Shop for $40-.
HOW TO WIN TRAPPED SEASON 1 ON DVD:
With special thanks to RLJ Entertainment to win one of the five copies of TRAPPED SEASON 1 on DVD you need to either like and share/ retweet this post on Facebook/Twitter/ Google+/ Pinterest/ LinkedIn/ Flipboard or Instagram (all the links to follow us are on the top right of homepage). Further to this you then need to leave a comment below stating the answer/s to the following questions:
What is your favourite movie set in the snow and why? Mine would lean towards THE THING – although there is a lot of snow in THE SHINING 🙂
If you do not have social media then you can still enter, leave your entry below in the comments and then email me at email@example.com telling me you don’t have social media (you still need to enter on the website).
This is a game of skill and selected purely on the thoughts of the judges.
The prizes will be drawn on or before September 30th. Good luck! Oh, and minor housekeeping – huge apologies for overseas readers, this competition is only available to Australian residents.
Jason King owns, writes and edits Salty Popcorn and Spooning Australia. He is a movie, food, restaurant, wine, chocolate, bacon, burger and brussels sprouts addict. He is a member of the Australian Film Critics Association and has been in the Australian movie industry for 25yrs. Furthermore he loves watching people trip over and is Leonardo DiCaprio’s biggest fan.
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