Norwegian Ninja


Norvegia, 2010, colore, 35 mm, 77′
di Thomas Cappelen Malling
Sceneggiatura Thomas Cappelen Malling – Fotografia Trond Høines – Montaggio Simen Gengenbach – Musiche Gaute Tønder – Interpreti Mads Ousdal, Jon Øigarden, Trond-Viggo Torgersen, Linn Stokke, Amund Maarud – Distribuzione Celluloid Nightmares – Sito ufficiale

In 1984, the charismatic Norwegian diplomat Arne Treholt is arrested on charges of spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately sentenced to 20 years in prison. But Treholt was never a spy. He was a Ninja, entrusted by King Olav himself to lead a secret force of enlightened shadow warriors called The Ninja Force! The Ninjas discover that Stay Behind are planning a coup-d’état in peacetime. They must defeat the conspirators at all costs in order to keep Norway free.

Thomas Cappelen Malling is a norwegian publisher and director. In 2006 he published the book “Ninja Technique II: Invisibility in Battle 1978”, a military manual originally written in 1978 by Arne Treholt. In December 2008, Malling received funding from the Norwegian Film Institute to make Norwegian Ninja, based on this book.