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Company Profile


Paradox is one of Norway’s leading film production companies, and was established in 1998. We have produced and co-produced more than 30 feature films and have participated three times at the Berlinale Main Competition, as well as being shortlisted for the Oscars for Best foreign film in 2017. In 2020, Paradox started to produce TV series, starting with a comedy-drama for HBO.

Company Highlights

U – JULY 22 (UTØYA 22 JULI)  2018

Format:            Feature film

Genre:              Drama based on a true story

Director:          Erik Poppe

Screenplay:     Siv Rajendram Eliassen, Anna Bache-Wiig, Erik Poppe

Cast:                Andrea Berntzen, Aleksander Holmen, Solveig Koløen Birkeland

On July 22 2011 more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In this first fictional movie about the attack, we get to know Kaja (18) and her friends. The movie starts when the youngsters, shocked by the bombing in Oslo, are reassuring their relatives that they are far away from the incident. Suddenly, the safe atmosphere is shattered when shots are heard. We then follow Kaja as she tries to survive – minute by minute.

2018 European Film Awards, Carlo di Palma Award
European Cinematographer
Martin Otterbeck

2018, Amanda Awards
Best Actress
Andrea Berntzen

2018 Amanda Awards
Best Supporting Actress
Solveig Koløen Birkeland

2019 Kosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale Filmfestival, Kanonprisen
Best Sound Design
Gisle Tveito



Format:            Feature film

Genre:              Drama, War 

Director:          Erik Poppe

Screenplay:     Alf R. Jacobsen, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg and Jan Trygve Røyneland

Cast:                 Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo, Karl Markovics

The Kings Choice is based on the true story of the three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway is presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the German armed forces:
Surrender or die!
With the German Air Force and soldiers hunting after them, the Royal Family is forced to flee from the capital. They decide to separate ways, without knowing if they’ll ever see each other again. The Crown Princess Märtha leaves Norway with the children to seek refuge in Sweden, whilst King Haakon and the Crown Prince Olav stay to fight the Germans. After three days of desperately trying to evade the Germ
ans, King Haakon makes his final decision. He refuses to capitulate, even if it may cost him, his family, and many Norwegians their lives.

2017 Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA, Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, and ADR in a Foreign Feature Film
2017 Amanda Awards
Best Score
Johan Söderqvist (composer)

2017 Amanda Awards
Best Visual Effects
Arne Kaupang (visual effects supervisor)

2017 Amanda Awards
Best Film
Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae

2017 Amanda Awards
Best Supporting Actor
Karl Markovics

2017 Amanda Awards
Best Production Design
Peter Bävman

2017 Amanda Awards
Best Editing
Einar Egeland

2017 Amanda Awards
Best Screenplay
Harald Rosenløw-Eeg and Jan Trygve Røyneland

2017 Amanda Awards
Best Sound Design
Christian Schaanning

2017, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Audience Choice Award
Midnight Sun
Erik Poppe

2017 Kosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale Filmfestival, Kanonprisen
Best Producer
Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae

2017 Kosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale Filmfestival, Kanonprisen
Best Male Actor in a Leading Role
Jesper Christensen

2017 Kosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale Filmfestival,Kanonprisen
Best Original Screenplay
Harald Rosenløw-EegJan Trygve Røyneland

2017 Kosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale Filmfestival, Kanonprisen
Best Cinematography
John Christian Rosenlund

2017 GardenCity International Film Festival
Best Screenplay
Erik Poppe


Format:            TV Series 

Genre:            Comedy, Drama 

Director:          Dagur Kári

Screenplay:     Megan Buchholz, Dagur Kári and Kim Fupz Aakeson

Cast:                 Alma Günther, Marie Blokhus, Stig Henrik Hoff, Marius

Everyone knows everyone in this secluded corner of the Nordic North. But the elements in Utmarkare strange and wild, and outsiders don’t always fare well. When an optimistic new schoolteacher rolls in, she is hopeful for a fresh start. But she will soon learn that the only person behaving remotely maturely in this town is a 12-year-old girl. Through Utmark’s struggling larger-than-life characters, the series is about finding one’s place-whether it is finding yourself after being left by your partner, trying to grow up, moving on after the death of a loved one or simply getting your dead husband’s soul out of your body through an exorcism. It’s about accepting all of life’s curveballs and touching upon all the aspects that make us human: love, death, and dressing.

2021 Camerimage, Winner Golden Frog
TV Series Competition
Andreas Johannessen (cinematographer)Dagur Kári (director)
Episode: "Eye for an Eye"

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