By Marius HOLST

TRUSTNORDISK - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2017

CONGO is a story of arrogance, but also of unfaltering loyalty. When Tjostolv Moland is found dead
in his cell after four long years in prison, Joshua French is accused of murdering his best friend. In the
meeting with the down-broken Joshua French, the film takes us back to events that have been su

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NORWAY
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 128 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marius HOLST
    • Writer(s)
    • Nikolaj FROBENIUS, Stephen UHLANDER
    • Producer(s)
    • Christian Fredrik MARTIN (FRILAND), Asle VATN (FRILAND)
    • Synopsis
    • Spring 2009: the two Norwegian citizens Joshua French and Tjostolv Moland cross the border to Eastern Congo. Only few days later the news of the death of their driver spreads, and after several nights on the run in the vast Congolese jungle, the two men are caught and sentenced to death. In the following months, the events in the jungle turn into an unsolvable political and diplomatic crisis – known as the “Congo-case”. In the ensuing trial, French and Moland are sentenced to death for espionage and the murder of their driver. The Norwegian state is accused of sending Moland and French to Congo to spy on the Congolese state, which demands USD 500 million in compensation.