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.
There’s not much happening right now, so let’s pick some straws to keep us entertained. The review site of Roger Ebert has asked ten contributors to pick three films from 2022 that they think everyone should see before making their top ten lists of the year, and Goran Stolevski’s “You Won’t Be Alone” is among Clint Worthington’s picks.
You’d be forgiven for seeing the trailer for Romanian director Goran Stolevski’s “You Won’t Be Alone” and dismissing it as just another riff on “The Witch.” But just like its mercurial main character, it’s a film that requires you to peel back the skin of its marketing to feast upon the tasty flesh beneath. Set in 19th-century Macedonia, Stolevski’s debut follows a young peasant girl named Nevena (Sara Klimoska, at first) kidnapped by the witch-creature (Anamaria Marinca) who lives in the woods outside her village. Not long after, she’s left to her own devices with nothing but this terrifying new gift and no understanding of the outside world. What follows is nothing short of mesmerizing, a Grimm’s fairy tale soaked in blood and curiosity. Matthew Chuang’s shallow-focus 1.66:1 cinematography seeps us in the Malickian haze of Nevena’s journey, turning each flesh-ripping chapter in her path of self-discovery into a thing of perverse romance. Every few minutes, a new actor takes the mantle of Nevena’s “skin,” whether Noomi Rapace’s doomed mother or Carlota Cotta’s comely Boris, or the children (and men) she tries on for a bit. In so doing, she (and we) get a crash course in the joys and vagaries of humanity, in all the orgasmic highs and violent lows it entails. “You Won’t Be Alone” cries out for a queer reading, with the innate fluidity of gender and expression its character experiences. And it requires more patience and rumination than you might be ready for. But few films entranced me at Sundance this year quite like this one.
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.
The 2022 Nordic Council Film Prize has been awarded to Iceland’s “Lamb”, directed Valdimar Jóhannsson, who co-wrote with Sjón; and produced by Hrönn Kristinsdóttir and Sara Nassim. The award was presented on Tuesday evening (November 2) during the Nordic Council’s autumn session in Helsinki. The lucrative Nordic Council Film Prize comes with a cash award of $39,800 (DKK 300,000), which is shared between the director, writers, and producers in honour of the collaborative nature of filmmaking. Lamb, which premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2021 and won the ‘prize of originality’, is a supernatural drama about an Icelandic couple (played by Noomi Rapace and Hilmir Snaer Gudnason) who find a mysterious newborn on their farm. The other nominees this year – one each from the Nordic countries – were Godland by Hlynur Pálmason submitted by Denmark, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic by Teemu Nikki for Finland, The Worst Person In The World by Joachim Trier from Norway and Clara Sola by Nathalie Alvarez Mesen from Sweden.
A batch of new production stills as well as the international keyart for the upcoming “Django” have been added to the photo gallery.
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 various Italian sources, such as SkyTG24, Noomi Rapace will receive the Progressive Lifetime Achievement Award during the seventeenth edition of the Rome Film Fest. This was announced by the Artistic Director Paola Malanga, in agreement with Gian Luca Farinelli, President of the Cinema for Rome Foundation, and Francesca Via, General Director. The award ceremony will be held today, Sunday 16 October at 19.30, at the Sinopoli Hall of the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone, on the occasion of the world premiere of the Django series, produced by Sky and Cattleya with Atlantique Production and Canal +, directed by Francesca Comencini, in which Noomi Rapace plays the role of the powerful and ruthless Elizabeth Thurman. The award will be presented by the Iranian director and cartoonist Marjane Satrapi, president of the jury of the Progressive Cinema Competition.