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.