Deadly Cell - Anders Engström - Finland
Deadly Cell (NDA - Salassapitosopimus, 2005)
Director: Anders Engström
After many years on the market, with over half the globe owning one and a mass of evidence for and against them, a question mark over their danger still remains: Are cell phones safe? Eurochannel invites you on a thrilling and lethal journey in pursuit of an answer in Deadly Cell, a three episode miniseries. This gripping thriller gives a telling account of the obscure forces on the free market and the limited freedom of the press.
Set in modern Finland, Deadly Cell tackles a young journalist's dilemma; to remain loyal to her company or to her best friend. Satu, the film's protagonist, left a newspaper to join the press office of Makela, a cell phones manufacturer company bound to release its latest technological offering. However, things don't turn out to be as simple as she'd expected in the lustrous and sinister world of corporate luxury and Satu soon stumbles on the dark forces at play from the powers that be.
The brainchild of Finnish award-winning director Anders Engström and based on a story by Tomas Borgström, Scandinavia's most renowned thriller writer, Deadly Cell portrays a fictional scenario with sparks of reality. Plotters and defenders of the truth get caught in a web of conspiracy; only one group can emerge victorious. Discover the champion on Eurochannel's Finnish Month.
The Finnish company Makela Mobile is one of the largest cell phones manufacturers in the world. They are preparing for the global launch of a revolutionary new cell phone series when interrupted by shocking news. A secret report discloses that the already shipped cell phones cause brain tumors. The 26-year-old investigating reporter Satu Rossi (Saija Lentonen) works as Makela Mobile press secretary after trading in a poorly paid job at the local paper, Sanomat, for a flashy lifestyle, new car and luxurious apartment. When a former Sanomat colleague disappears after discovering the fatal report, Satu's investigative instincts are awakened.
• Anders Engström is an award-winning director, producer and writer with credits including successful productions such as Anna Holt Polis (1996), Insider (1999), as well as the feature film Error 2000 (1999), starring Jurgen Prochnow.
• Tomas Borgström is one of Scandinavia's most renowned thriller writers, with a series of veritable credentials including hits such as the Emmy-awarded Blueprint (1992), Prix Italia-awarded The Serbian Dane (2001), Prix Europa-awarded The Orange Man and Vendetta (1995).
• The producer, Jan-Olof Svarvar has been awarded with the Prix Möbius.