Screening preceded by the webseries OVER AND OUT
Norwegian filmmaker Harald Zwart gives us the sadistic pleasure of meeting a truly gifted stockbroker – lacking common sense and ethics – who runs a pension fund on behalf of millions of Norwegians. The series delivers plenty of comedy alongside a smart take on the world of high finance and forces us to look at our own internal conflicts.
Wild Bunch TV and Zwart Arbeid present THE OIL FUND, a brilliant, ambitious and edgy fictional drama that takes an insider look at the colliding worlds of high finance and public service. Per Grepp, deeply flawed financial genius and, according to some, Norway’s sexiest man, puts his country’s monetary – and moral – stability at risk when his performance figures drop. With the eyes of the ethics committee on him, will Per be able to manage their growth and sustain his golden boy status? Can the delicate equilibrium between ethics and finance be maintained or will personal agendas inevitably compromise them?
Norway, 2018. Episodes 1, 2 and 3.
Creators: Harald Zwart and Tom Gulbrandsen
Writers: Harald Zwart, Tom Gulbrandsen, Petter Holmsen and Maren Skolem
Director: Harald Zwart
Cast: Thomas Gullestad, Kathrine Thorborg Johansen
Production: Zwart Arbeid
Distribution: Wild Bunch TV