one minute trailer for Scream
A crime caper telling the extraordinary but true story behind the theft of Edvard Munch’s expressionist masterpiece from an Oslo museum in 2004. Recorded entirely on location in Olso, the cast of SCREAM includes many of Norway’s leading actors.
Oslo police are closing in on the criminal mastermind behind an audacious cash robbery when two incompetent criminals burst into the Munch Museum and ask for directions to Norway’s most famous painting. Amazingly, they emerge with two paintings, The Scream and The Madonna.
So begins a high profile and often bizarre game of cat and mouse as police attempt to track down these national treasures and arrest those behind the robbery.
Could it be that the criminal mastermind, David Toska, has commissioned the theft of the Scream simply to divert police resources from the investigation into his cash robbery?
So believes Norway’s no 1 detective.
Even after Toska’s arrest the police seem no closer to recovering the painting but they develop a bizarre negotiating tactic after Toska develops a voracious appetite for – chocolate.
The play was made after a period of research where the writers met with several figures connected to the story. The exact circumstances of the recovery of the paintings has been shrouded in mystery since 2004. During our production process new evidence emerged about the dealings between the police and their most wanted man.
Broadcasts on Saturday 17th April at 14.30
on BBC Radio 4.
ELINA / INGRID BOLSø BERDAL
THOMSON / MATS ELDøEN
KARL / AKSEL HENNIE
PETTER / STIG-HENRIK HOFF
SIEGRIED / HENRIK HORGE
INSPECTOR STEINBECK / JøRGEN LANGHELLE
PAAL ENGER AND DAVID TOSKA / ERIC MADSEN
KJELL / CHRISTIAN RUBECK
OTHER PARTS WERE PLAYED BY
SIRI INGUL, CATHERINE GRAM, LARS ENGEBRETSEN, ENDRE HAUKLAND, JOSEFINE COWARD, BETTINA FLEISCHER
AND AXEL AUBERT.
SOUND AND MUSIC BY
ALISDAIR MCGREGOR AND HOWARD JACQUES
BOZ TEMPLE-MORRIS AND KRIS HOLLINGTON