Who killed Birgitte?

Documentary | 1 season / 9 episodes

Original title: Hvem drepte Birgitte?

Producer & Director: Bjørn Eivind Aarskog

Journalist & Co-director: Bjørn Olav Jahr

Editor: Helge Billing

Music Composer: Espen Kluge

Cinematography & Additional Editor: Magnus Halvorsen Wathne

Production Manager & Additional Editor: Aleksander Tranberg

Sound Design: Stig Holte

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: Filmhimmelen

Production year: 2018

Country: Norway

Language: Norwegian & English with English, Danish, Swedish and Finnish subtitles

Main Cast:

Jakob

Torger Tengs

Ståle Finsal

Erik Lea

Ulf Åsgård

Erik Nadheim

Arvid Sjødin

Tore Per Bakken

Dagfinn Torstveit

John Arne Bauge

Harald Dale

Grete Strømme

Hans Petter Aass

Helga Urrang

Gisli Gudjonsson

Sigurd Klomsæt

 

Main Actors:

Henny Haukeland Liadal

Lars Nilsen Samuelsen

Susann Bugge Kambestad

Jan Håkon Hansen

Morten Djønne

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes Hvem drepte Birgitte?

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. After two long years with no specific suspects, they suddenly choose to focus on just the cousin, while ignoring several other actual suspects. So, 23 years later, the  question still remains:  Who killed Birgitte? 

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