“Black Crab” Trailer Reveals a Frozen Battlefield

Noomi Rapace has quietly become one of Netflix's biggest international stars. In recent years, she's starred in What Happened to Monday, Bright and Close. Now she's back again, this time in her native language.

Based on the novel by Jerker Vidborg, Black Crab is another post-apocalyptic war story. Set in Scandinavia, Rapace stars as a former speed skater turned soldier. Before you laugh, her athletic skills play a crucial part. With the surrounding waters frozen solid, she'll attempt to cross into enemy territory with an elite unit on a rescue mission. (Of course, her character refers to it as a "suicide mission.") This intense film marks the feature debut of Adam Berg, who's directed music videos and not one but two James Bond tie-in commercials. Funding a big-budget thriller like this that's not in English shows Netflix's commitment to the international market.

Black Crab premieres exclusively on Netflix on March 18.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.