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In the near future, Norway is occupied by Russia on behalf of the European Union, due to the fact that the newly elected environmental friendly Norwegian government has stopped the all important oil- and gas-production in the North Sea.
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Series cast summary:
Henrik Mestad Henrik Mestad ...  Jesper Berg 24 episodes, 2015-2020
Ane Dahl Torp ...  Bente Norum 24 episodes, 2015-2020
Eldar Skar ...  Hans Martin Djupvik 24 episodes, 2015-2020
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ...  Irina Sidorova 24 episodes, 2015-2020
Selome Emnetu ...  Hilde Djupvik / ... 23 episodes, 2015-2020
Kristin Braut-Solheim Kristin Braut-Solheim ...  Maja Norum 20 episodes, 2015-2020
Janne Heltberg Janne Heltberg ...  Anita Rygh 18 episodes, 2015-2020
Ella Malia Prince Ella Malia Prince ...  Andrea Djupvik 16 episodes, 2015-2020
Alexej Manvelov ...  Nikolaj / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2020
Veslemøy Mørkrid ...  Ingrid Bø 15 episodes, 2015-2019
Stig R. Amdam Stig R. Amdam ...  Harald Vold 14 episodes, 2015-2020
Ulrik Skage Ulrik Skage ...  Tom / ... 11 episodes, 2015-2020
Ragnhild Gudbrandsen Ragnhild Gudbrandsen ...  Wenche Arnesen 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Oddgeir Thune ...  Geir Buan 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Hippolyte Girardot ...  Fransk EU-kommisær / ... 10 episodes, 2015-2017


In the near future, Norway is occupied by Russia on behalf of the European Union, due to the fact that the newly elected environmental friendly Norwegian government has stopped the all important oil- and gas-production in the North Sea.

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Sivert Hoyem's mother Jørun Drevland is a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament. Hoyem sings the series' opening theme song Black and Gold. See more »


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An innovative idea, perfectly executed.
23 November 2019 | by DimitrisPassas-TapTheLineSee all my reviews

For most Scandinavians the significant other in geopolitical terms is neighboring Russia, a country that is represented in a variety of books and TV series in recent years. "Occupied" (original title: "Okkupert") is a bold production based on an idea by the super-star of Nordic crime fiction, Jo Nesbø and it narrates the, rather frightening, tale of Norway becoming a Russian colony when the Norwegian Prime Minister announces to the world that the country will stop the oil business in order to turn to more eco-friendly energy sources such as thorium. There is an immediate reaction from both the EU and Russia, demanding the restoration of oil and gas production needed for their countries.

The Prime Minister, Jesper Berg (Henrik Mestad), seems to be a rather naive, idealist politician who wants to avoid conflict at any cost and proves to be the most appropriate frontman for the Russian occupational committee, governed by the iron lady, Irina Sidorova (Ingeborga Dapkunaite) who is the Russian ambassador in Oslo. Hans-Martin Djupvik (Eldar Skar) is an agent for the Norwegian secret police who is torn as he has to choose between the devotion to his countrymen and the legal duty of keeping the order as it is. There are multiple protagonists in "Okkupert" except of the above, though the three already mentioned are perhaps the most important ones in terms of plot. Soon after the Russians establish themselves as a masked occupational force in Norway, the first violent reactions are materialized and an extremist group called "Fritt Norge" ("Free Norway") takes responsibility for a number of terrorist acts.

The story moves forward in a frenetic pace which leaves no time for much thought on plausibility issues and the audience is captivated to the story from the first episode. As it is often a fact, the Russians are portrayed in a rather negative light, aggressive imperialists who are ready to do whatever is necessary to prolong the status-quo that the European energy crisis created. Sidorova is illustrated as a cunning and cynical individual who thinks that she owns Norway and the Norwegian Parliament and politicians are nothing more than puppets in her hands to exploit. It should be noted that Dapkunaite does a remarkable job in her role, her facial expressions expressing her cruel nature. Furthermore, Ane Dahl Torp gives a subtle, measured performance as a restaurant owner on the verge of bankruptcy who is finally saved by the newcoming wealthy Russian clientele.

"Occupied" has made two seasons so far and there is a third season coming in 2020. Hopefully the first episodes will resolve the cliffhangers from season 2 and prove to be even better than the first two which are of the same quality and entertainment value. f you haven't already discovered this series, you should check it out as soon as possible and you won't regret it.

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15 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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