Monday, July 13, 2009

Blindpassasjer (1978)

Blindpassasjer opening credits (1978)

Novamen: 'Lies' (track from 2008; with excerpts from Blindpassasjer) [Novamen @ Discogs]

Blindpassasjer ("Stowaway") was a Norwegian science fiction TV miniseries of three episodes, made in 1978. It was written by Jon Bing and Tor Åge Bringsværd and directed by Stein Roger Bull for NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Egil Monn-Iversen was responsible for the eerie film score. The series, which many consider the finest piece of filmed science fiction in Norway, was also shown in Sweden and Finland (with the title Salamatkustaja). It's interesting how some scenes reminisce Ridley Scott's Alien, which had its film premiere only a year later.

A plot summary from IMBD entry: "The spaceship Marco Polo is returning from a mission at the newly discovered planet Rossum. While the five members of the crew are in deep sleep a mysterious shape is captured on one of the surveillance monitors. Awakened the crew soon discover that one of their number has been killed, and something is living among them in the shape of a crewmate. But who is it?"

Blindpassasjer has been released on DVD in Norway.

Links in Norwegian:

  • Blindpassasjer @ Norwegian Wikipedia
  • Blindpassasjer @ Bergen Filmklubb
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