Season 1 - 12 x 55 minutes | World Premiere
In Norwegian with French & English subtitles
Episodes 1 & 2
In the presence of creators and screenwriters Johan Fasting, Kristin Grue and Silje Storstein, director Yngvild Sve Flikke, actors Kathrine Thorborg Johansen, Øyvind Brandtzæg, Jan Gunnar Røise and Manish Sharma.
Power Play is the incredible story of Gro Harlem Brundtland, who in the late 70s works as a young doctor, fighting for self-determined abortion, when she almost by accident, stumbles into politics. As the government implodes around her, Gro learns to play her own games of power, climbing the ranks until she is the last woman standing in the ruins of Labour’s celebrated social democracy, ending up as Norway’s first female Prime Minister in 1981.
Note from the artistic direction
Straight from Norway, this political comedy, in the same vein as offbeat series such as Veep or In the loop, reveals the unlikely advent of Gro Harlem Brundtland to the Prime Minister position in the 70’s and 80’s. Surrounded by men that were not the most skillful nor fond of the common good, this female politician, committed to abortion and ecology, will beat the odds. Funny, spirited and incredibly well-paced.
Credits: © Motlys - Erika Hebbert 2022
Silje Storstein, Kristin Grue, Johan Fasting
Yngvild Sve Flikke
John-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen
Karen Gravås (ep 1) Veslemøy Blokhus Langvik (ep 2)
Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim, Andrea Louise Horstad, Kristoffer Lo, Eivind Helgerød
Kathrine Thorborg Johansen, Jan Gunnar Røise
Motlys / Novemberfilm - a Fremantle lable.
Vilje Kathrine Hagen & Camilla Brusdal
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NRK / NDR (Norway)