Pressa - The Press (DVD)
The Press - Pressa - English subtitles
The TV series "The Press", is a fast paced crime series that takes place on a tabloid newspaper in Reykjavik.
The six-episode series revolve around the main character LARA, who is a single mom in her thirties. She is hired as a new reporter on the tabloid newspaper in the beginning of the first episode. Also introduced in the beginning is the disappearance of the engineer MANI. At first, his disappearance looks like a foul play and perhaps a murder. However, no body is found.
Each 45 minute episode also presents individual cases that are solved at the end of the episode.
The show focuses on presenting modern Icelandic reality, and the role of the tabloid newspaper reflecting the society. The six episodes are standalone but the show has been developed as a returnable series. The show is shot handheld which gives it more intimacy with its audience as well as the fast pace that was mentioned before. We feel we're a part of this world we've been introduced into with suspense, drama and in the end LARA finds out what really went wrong.
In the newsroom at The Press there is never a dull moment. The journalists go as far as they can to find out the truth, stumbling accross corrupted politicians, missing people, murders, sexual abuse, harrassment, suicide, and to top it all- the coffee mashine is broken.
The head writers are Oskar Jonasson and Sigurjon Kjartansson who have created the storyline- but individual episodes and cases, are also written by Icelands most known criminal writiers, Arni Thorarinsson and Pall Kristinn Palsson, Aevar Orn Josepsson, and Yrsa Sigurdardottir and Sigurjon Kjartansson.
The Press introduces a selection of excellent actors: Sara Dogg Asgerisdottir, Kjartan Gudjonsson, Thorsteinn Bachmann, Stefan Hallur Stefansson and Nanna Kristin Magnusdottir.
Með aðalhlutverk fara Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir, Kjartan Guðjónsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson og Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir.
Director: Oskar Jonasson
Co-creator and head writer: Sigurjon Kjartansson
Producer: Thor Freysson
Executive Producers: Magnus Vidar Sigurdsson, Kristinn Thordarson
Production Company: Sagafilm
Region 2 / PAL