Conspiracy of Silence Review 2018 TV-Show Series Season Cast Crew
Stars: Jens Hultén, Vera Vitali, Halina Reijn
Review: International buyers will have their first taste of Scandinavian drama Conspiracy of Silence, a Viaplay original series, well ahead of its launch on Viaplay thanks to a special screening at Miptv in April.The screening, which takes place 15.45 on Monday 9th April, in Auditorium A at Palais des Festivals, will be introduced by esteemed series director Charlotte Brändström (Outlander, Madam Secretary) alongside Nicola Söderlund from international distributor Eccho Rights.
Robert Kastell returns to Sweden after having been presumed dead for thirty years. A personal tragedy has made him leave his exile, and sent him on a last journey of revenge – – the target being the successful arms trade broker Anders Speths. Robert is soon discovered by Rolf Höglund, a conspiracy theorist and former journalist. Rolfs tries to persuade Robert to focus on exposing the double standards and illegal deals behind the Swedish arms industry, rather that his personal vendetta.
Robert knows that much of what Rolf talks about is true. He was himself a part of this dirty business before he faked his death and fled the country. When Rolf mysteriously disappears, his daughter Åsa gets very worried and filled with guilt. The last thing she said to her father was that he was crazy conspiracy theorist and an alcoholic. Her husband Mario uses Rolf’s history with addiction to ease her worries. He’s probably only on a binge.
Produced by Brain Academy, Conspiracy of Silence is a drama series that shines a light on the corrupt Swedish weapons industry. The series highlights both the shattered personal lives that the weapons business leaves in its wake, and the moral hypocrisy that allows the trade to flourish.
“We are hugely excited about bringing this blockbuster series to an international audience,” says Söderlund. “It is a spectacular thriller but also a very human story, that mixes serious political corruption and illegal international trade, with family issues and personal conflicts.”
Daniel Lägersten, the show’s producer, added: “This is an important series that will show a different side to Sweden: a country with an immaculate reputation in international diplomacy, but also a leading player in an industry that fuels wars. We believe it is a huge story to tell the world.”
Conspiracy of Silence stars Jens Hultén as reformed arms dealer Robert Kastell, a man determined to have his revenge on Anders Speths, a former colleague who tried to murder him 30 years ago.But the mission gets complicated when he finds that Anders’ daughter Johanna is in fact his own. Robert must now bring down Anders’ corrupt business while protecting his daughter from the inevitable fall-out.