Who killed Birgitte?
Documentary | 1 season / 9 episodes
Original title: Hvem drepte Birgitte?
Producer & Director: Bjørn Eivind Aarskog
Editor: Helge Billing
Music Composer: Espen Kluge
Cinematography & Additional Editor: Magnus Halvorsen Wathne
Production Manager & Additional Editor: Aleksander Tranberg
Sound Design: Stig Holte
Journalist & Co-director: Bjørn Olav Jahr
Visual Effects & Additional Camera: Håvard Finnesand
Costume Designer: Aleksandra A. Aarskog
Make-up Artist: Michael Wallin
Second Unit Director: Severin Ommundsen
Production Coordinator: Helene Ødegård
Assistant Editor: Ane Øxnevad
Color Grader: Kevin Verner
Production year: 2018
Language: Norwegian & English with English, Danish, Swedish and Finnish subtitles
Tore Per Bakken
John Arne Bauge
Hans Petter Aass
Henny Haukeland Liadal
Lars Nilsen Samuelsen
Susann Bugge Kambestad
Jan Håkon Hansen
Behind the scenes
In 1995, on the small, idyllic island of Karmøy, in Western Norway, 17 year old
Birgitte Tengs is brutally molested and murdered, a short distance from her home. After a two-year investigation, the police ignore the forensic evidence and interrogate her 19-year-old cousin for 3 weeks. He finally confesses to a murder he can't recall. Later, he withdraws his confession, but it is still considered in court and is his downfall, as he is found guilty of rape and murder, and sentenced to 14 years in prison. In the appeal, his confession is dismissed, and he is exonerated by the jury, but the judge still sentences him to pay damages.
The True Crime Series’ Investigation reveals the desperation of the police to find a murderer while ignoring several other actual suspects. As the stigmatized cousin flees the country, we track down the other suspects that were never properly investigated. 26 years later in 2021, the police get a DNA match to our prime suspect. He is jailed and the question Who Killed Birgitte? will most likely be answered.