Operation Napoleon, a new conspiracy thriller from Iceland, opens in theaters and VOD this Friday, August 11th.
Vivian Olafsdottir stars as Kristin, a young Icelandic lawyer who, shortly before her brother disappears without a trace, receives a video clip showing him near an old airplane wreck in the Icelandic ice. Before Kristin can fully grasp the meaning of these startling images, she finds herself unexpectedly drawn into the vortex of an international conspiracy. The wreckage turns out to be a German plane from World War II that has been missing for decades, and its cargo is apparently so explosive that it attracts not only unscrupulous criminals but also the attention of CIA Deputy Director William Carr and the cold-blooded German agent, Simon. Both attempt to eliminate Kristin as a supposed eyewitness. Despite being in grave danger, Kristin remains determined to find the wreck, driven by her concern for her brother,
and to uncover the secret of the glacier grave. A highly dangerous undertaking, whose plot leads from modern Iceland to America and Nazi Germany at the end of World War II….
The gripping English-language thriller is based on the eponymous best-selling novel by Iceland’s master of crime, Arnaldur Indridason. Operation Napoleon features a stellar cast, led newcomer Olafsdottir and Iain Glen, best known as Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones, and Jack Fox as Steve.
Cherry the Geek TV spoke with Óskar Thór Axelsson, Operation Napoleon‘s director, about the film, the novel, the challenges of shooting on a glacier, the cast, and more. You can watch the full interview by clicking on the link below:
Operation Napoleon opens in theaters and VOD on August 11th.