Welcome to Noomi Rapace Online, your premiere web resource on the Swedish actress. Best known for her performances as Lisbeth Salander in the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" film trilogy, "Prometheus" and the recent Indie smash "Lamb", Noomi Rapace has emerged as one of the most exciting European actresses of this decade. This unofficial fansite provides you with all latest news, photos, editorials and video clips on her past and present work. Enjoy your stay and check back soon.
Among Noomi’s upcoming projects in the action thriller “Assassin Club”, in which she plays Falk, one of seven contract killers hired to kill one of their own. While there have been no news on the film since its 2021 filming in Italy – out of the blue there are now a first trailer, pictures – and a release date IN THREE WEEKS for most Eastern European countries, including Bosnia (titled “Klub Ubica”) and Slovenia (titled “Klub Morilcev”). IMDb lists an April 14 release date for the United Kingdom, so I assume more dates will follow for a release in th Spring. The trailer, which looks… well, a bit odd, can be found below.
When assassin Morgan Gaines (Henry Golding) is offered a contract to kill seven people, he quickly discovers that his targets are also assassins contracted to kill him. The only way out of the situation is to leave a trail of corpses and find the genius who set the trap for them. Morgan sets out to hunt down the humans, one by one. Meanwhile, the assassins settle on Sophie (Daniela Melchior), Morgan’s love interest. They use her as a pawn in their deadly game, forcing Morgan to make an impossible sacrifice: the only way to save her life is to lose his own.
Happy New Year everybody. As we are patiently waiting for the release of Sky’s “Django”, international fans can now set their calendars. The 10-part series, starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Noomi Rapace, will be released on the German Sky Q and the streaming service WOW, starting February 17 with double episodes and on Sky Atlantic on February 21, 2023. I couldn’t find a press release for Sky in the United Kingdom, but I’m pretty sure it will be released in other international territories around the same time. Here’s the official synopsis:
Loosely based on Sergio Corbucci’s cult film Django, the series is the story of a gunman in search of the truth about the massacre of his family; he will find himself fighting for an even bigger cause. Texas, late 1800s: Django is a jaded cowboy in search of the daughter he thought he’d lost. In following her trail, he comes upon New Babylon, a town at the bottom of a crater, where all outcasts are welcome and where everyone is equal and free. Here, Django discovers that his 20-year-old daughter Sarah is alive and set to marry John Ellis, the founder of New Babylon. Sarah – who blames her father for the death of their family, massacred many years earlier while he was at war – wants Django to leave. But he refuses to give up and does everything in his power to get a second chance with her, becoming a valuable ally for Ellis, while they must defend New Babylon against the powerful Lady of Elmdale, Elizabeth Thurman, launched on a personal quest to get rid of this community of thieves and sinners. Unbeknownst to them, all of our main characters are linked by a web of secrets and a dark past bound to resurface.
While we’re at it, screencaptures from “Black Crab” have been added to the photo gallery as well. The futuristic war thriller premiered on Netflix back in March – just in time to become very, very recent with what has happened in the world at the exact time. It is two thirds of a brilliant suspenseful and original film, until the last third turns into a quite generic apocalyptic thriller. Still, a fantastic project helmed by outstanding performances from Noomi Rapace (minus her hideous wig) and Jakob Oftebro. You can still stream “Black Crab” on Netflix.
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Black Crab – Screencaptures
“You Won’t Be Alone”, Goran Stolevski’s supernatural drama, which has just been chosen as Australia’s candidate for the Academy Awards (see update below) is available on various streaming services in the US and UK (you can check the availability for your country over at ReelGood). Noomi stars in a smaller role as one of the Macedonia townspeople in the 19th century, whose life is affected by the witch living among them. She’s part of a great ensemble in a fantastic film. Very recommended if you’re looking for something different. Screencaptures from the film have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – You Won’t Be Alone – Screencaptures
Goran Stolevski’s debut feature You Won’t Be Alone is Australia’s official submission for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Produced by Causeway Films’ Kristina Ceyton and Samantha Jennings, the supernatural horror, set in 19th century Macedonia, stars Noomi Rapace, Anamaria Marinca, Alice Englert, Carloto Cotta, Félix Maritaud and Sara Klimoska. It first premiered at Sundance in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition, going on to receive rave reviews, with critics drawing comparisons between Stolevski and filmmakers such as Terrence Malick and Jonathan Glazer. The film also screened in competition at Sydney Film Festival, won best film at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and Best Film of the Official Fantástic Competition Selection at Sitges. Variety named Stolevski one of its 10 directors to watch of 2022.
To have been selected for submission to one of the highest accolades there is in our industry and be representing Australia is just wonderful/slightly surreal. It’s of course immensely competitive with another 91 very brilliant films from around the world up for nomination, but it’s great to be in the running and, even at this early stage, to be shining a light on the calibre of our talent and how diverse Australia’s screen stories are. (Kristina Ceyton, Inside Film)
This is the second consecutive time that a film starring Noomi Rapace is submitted for the Best International Film for an Academy Award after Iceland’s submission of “Lamb” last year.
On Sunday, Noomi Rapace was a guest at the 17th Rome Film Festival to promote the world-premiere of the upcoming SKY series “Django”. And while there, she also picked up the festival’s Premio Progressive alla Carriera (Progressive Lifetime Achievement Award). Pictures from the photocall, premiere and ceremony have been added to the photo gallery, alongside screencaptures from a press junket and new production stills from the series. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 17th Rome Film Festival – Premio Progressive alla Carriera
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 17th Rome Film Festival – “Django” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 17th Rome Film Festival – “Django” Photocall
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – “Django” Press Junket (17th Rome Film Festival)
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Django – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2022 – Session 08
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Django” will celebrate its world-premiere at the Rome Film Festival this Sunday: Set, like the original film, in the period after the American Civil War, the series combines plot elements from both Django and its official 1987 sequel Django Strikes Again, themes from Tarantino’s film — particularly the role of Black people and freed slaves in old West — as well as adding several original ideas of its own. Even Django’s famous weapons-packed coffin makes an appearance, though in a very different setting than the original. The series’ main story sees Django, played by The Old Guard and Amsterdam actor Matthias Schoenaerts, searching for his lost daughter, whom he believes survived the murder of his family years before. His journey takes him to New Babylon, a town run by the visionary John Ellis (Top Boy’s Nicholas Pinnock), who has created a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic utopia walled off from the violent divisions of 19th century Texas. “Django is extremely contemporary: it touches upon themes that go from characters’ psychology to family and from inclusivity to diversity,” says Nils Hartmann, executive vp of Sky Studios Italy and Germany, of the new show. Django will roll out 2023 exclusively on Sky across its European pay-TV footprint, on Canal+ in France, Poland, Switzerland and Africa, and via M7 in Benelux, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. Studiocanal is selling the series worldwide. The complete article can be read over at The Hollywood Reporter.
The English-language reimagining of the world of Sergio Corbucci’s cult 1966 spaghetti western “Django” is set to launch from the Rome Film Festival in October. The high–concept TV series, titled “Django,” will play in 2023 exclusively on Sky and its streaming service NOW in all countries where Sky operates, including the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. It will also air on Canal+ in France, Switzerland, Benelux and Africa. The Rome Film Festival runs from Oct. 13-23. The 10-episode “Django” show stars Matthias Schoenaerts as the iconic gunman who is the title character, alongside Nicholas Pinnock as John Ellis, described as the “visionary founder” of the town of New Babylon. Lisa Vicari plays Django’s daughter Sarah and Noomi Rapace has the adversarial role of John’s powerful and ruthless enemy Elizabeth Thurman. The first four episodes are directed by Francesca Comencini who also handled the show’s overall artistic supervision. The remaining six episodes are directed by David Evans and Enrico Maria Artale. Filming took place in Romania, between Racos, Bucharest and the Danube area. Here’s the teaser trailer and screencaptures.
The last pivotal update to bring Noomi Rapace Online up-to-date has been completed today. All remaining career videos from Noomi’s early screen credits to 2017’s Netflix blockbuster “Bright” have been re-uploaded and include trailers, featurettes, interviews, b-rolls and film clips. The clips can be browsed by using the career page. With this update completed, you can now find nearly 400 clips from Noomi’s work, talkshows and public appearances, podcasts, music videos and much more. Enjoy watching.
Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s class warfare comedy “Triangle of Sadness” won the Palme d’Or on Saturday. The awards were selected by a nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon and presented Saturday in a closing ceremony inside Cannes’ Grand Lumière Theater. The jury’s second prize, the Grand Prix, was shared between Lukas Dhont’s drama “Close” and French filmmaking legend Claire Denis’ “Stars at Noon.” Korean star Song Kang Ho was named best actor for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film “Broker,” while Best actress went to Zar Amir Ebrahimi for her performance as a journalist in Ali Abbasi’s “Holy Spider.” Saturday’s closing ceremony brought to a close a Cannes that attempted to fully resuscitate the annual France extravaganza that was canceled in 2020 by the pandemic and saw modest crowds last year. As Noomi mentioned in an interview during the festival, she is now off to start shooting the Apple TV+ series “Constellation”.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – Closing Ceremony