The Machinery

The Machinery is an action-packed thriller in eight episodes set in the borderlands between Norway and Sweden, and between truth and lies.

Olle Hultén is a regular family father. After a company outing he wakes up on the ferry between Sandefjord (Norway) and Strömstad (Sweden), with no clue how he got there. Next to him there is a bag filled with money, a gun and a ski mask. Olle has no idea what’s going on and no memory of what’s happened, but when the police chase him his instincts tell him to run. He sets off on a violent hunt for the real robbers. 30 million Kroner have been stolen from a cash repository in Sandefjord and several people were killed in the process. Olle is on his own, trying to find the people who are framing him. His only chance is to clear his name before the police catch up to him – but why has he been targeted?

Olle is forced to leave everything he holds dear behind in his quest for the truth behind what is happening to him, desperate to hide his true identity – and what made him run away many years ago. Who is Olle Hultén? What is he hiding? And is he guilty of what he is being accused of?

The Machinery is directed by Richard Holm (Gåsmamman, Heder and Johan Falk). Martin Persson and Karolina Heimburg at Anagram Sweden is producing. The shooting takes place during sixteen weeks in Gothenburg, Strömstad and Sandefjord. The Machinery aires at Viaplay in 2020, in 8 episodes x 45 minutes.

Press contact:
Fredrik Olimb
fredrik.olimb@nentgroup.com
Head of PR, Viaplay Norway
+47 93290065
Nordic Entertainment Group

Production company: Anagram Sverige AB
Production year: 2019
Producer: Karolina Heimburg and Martin Persson
Director: Richard Holm
Writer: Kjersti Ugelstad and Niclas Ekström
Cast: Kristoffer Joner, Julia Schacht, Hanna Alström, Anastasios Soulis, Emilia Roosman, Emil Almén, Rune Temte,Björn Sundquist, Jakob Eklund, Angela Kovacs
Cinematographer: Andreas Wessberg

In co-production with Film i Väst, Viaplay, Nordic Entertainment Group and Helsinki Filmi. The project was developed with the support of Lindholmen Science Park, Film i Skåne, SFI and Creative Europe MEDIA.