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Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Tommy Gustafsson and Pietari Kääpä


Nordic Genre Film offers a transnational approach to studying contemporary genre production in Nordic cinema. It discusses a range of internationally renowned examples, from Nordic noir such as the television show The Bridge and films like Insomnia (1997) to high concept ‘video generation’ productions such as Iron Sky (2012). Yet, genre, at least in this context, indicates both a complex strategy for domestic and international competition as well as an analytical means to identify the Nordic film cultures’ relationships to international trends. Conceptualizing Nordic genre film as an industria ... More

Keywords: Nordic, genre film, transnational, contemporary, culture

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748693184
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tommy Gustafsson, editor
Associate Professor in the Departement of Film and Literature at Linnaeus University

Pietari Kääpä, editor
Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling

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Introduction: Nordic Genre Film and Institutional History

Tommy Gustafsson and Pietari Kääpä

Part 1 Heritage Cinema and National Narratives

Part II Crime and Detective Narratives

Part III Nordic Optimism: Road Movies, Comedies and Musicals

Part IV Nordic Horrors

Part V Genre Benders

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