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VerbúðBlackport

Series, Iceland / France / United Kingdom 2021, 2 x 45 Min., icel. OV, engl. st

Inspired by true events, “Blackport” is set in a fishing village in the 1980s, just as the Icelandic government, under pressure from the European Union, was imposing catch quotas. The measures were intended to protect endangered species from overfishing. At the centre of the series are married couple Harpa and Grímur, who are building a small fishing with like-minded friends, just as the entire industry is in upheaval. Monitoring the catch quotas is difficult and Harpa and Grímur find way to circumvent the regulations. Over time, immigrants from all over the world arrive in the village looking for work. The village becomes a city, and the protagonists have to find a way to adjust to the new society while still preserving their own identity and community. When they begin to turn on each other, some of the group pay with their lives, and Harpa and Grímur’s marriage becomes an acrimonious battle fuelled by jealousy and greed.

Series Creator Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Mikael Torfason (co-creator)

Director Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, María Reyndal

Screenplay Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Mikael Torfason

Producer Nana Alfredsdóttir, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson & Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir.

Production Company Vesturport, Eyjarslóð 9, 101 Reykjavík, Mail: nana@vesturport.com, Web: www.vesturport.com

World Sales About Premium Content, 22 rue Vignon, 75009 Paris, Mail: contact@aboutpremiumcontent.com, Web: www.aboutpremiumcontent.com

Cast Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir (Harpa), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Grímur), Gísli Örn Garðarsson (Jón)

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