Betrayal (2009 film)

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Directed by Håkon Gundersen
Written by Håkon Gundersen
Starring Fridtjov Såheim
Lene Nystrøm
Kåre Conradi
Götz Otto
Release date
  • 9 October 2009 (2009-10-09)
Running time
103 minutes
Country Norway
Language Norwegian

Betrayal (Norwegian: Svik) is a 2009 Norwegian historic action film directed by Håkon Gundersen, starring Fridtjov Såheim, Lene Nystrøm, Götz Otto and Kåre Conradi. The film is based on a true story.


During the German occupation of Norway, nightclub owner Tor Lindblom (Såheim) makes a fortune by collaborating with the Germans. With the help of SS-Sturmbandfürer Krüger (Otto), he plans to exploit the construction of a new aluminium plant for his own benefit. At the same time he is also romantically involved with Eva Karlsen (Nystrøm), a singer at the nightclub, who is a British double agent.


Norwegian reviewers were generally negative in their view of Betrayal. In a review for newspaper Verdens Gang, Morten Ståle Nilsen gave it a dice throw of two and called the film an "awkward amateur night".[1] Ingunn Økland of Aftenposten gave it three points, calling it a "missed opportunity" to make what could have been "an important Norwegian war film".[2]


  1. ^ Nilsen, Morten Ståle (8 October 2009). "Max mislykket". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 20 July 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Økland, Ingunn (8 October 2009). "Forspilt mulighet". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 6 March 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 

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