Liberty: Sofie Gråbøl stars in Walter Presents drama
Staff Reporter | On 26, Feb 2019Reading time: 1 mins
Danish TV royalty Sofie Gråbøl is heading to Walter Presents this March for new drama Liberty.
The star of The Killing and Fortitude takes the lead in a gripping family drama set in 1980s Tanzania, where two expat families from Scandinavia have big ideas for change. Soon, they realise that they need more than good intentions to successfully execute their idealism.
Nurse Kirsten Knudsen is finally fulfilling her dream of working in the third world and has moved her baby and teenage son from Denmark to join their father in Africa. A ready-made lifestyle awaits her, complete with staff and a gin and tonic fuelled, Scandinavian social scene. Life seems easier, but at what cost? Soon, an uglier side of this tropical idyll reveals itself. A new life in Tanzania offers of wealth of opportunities, but Kirsten soon realises that with these come grave consequences: corruption, infidelity and immorality that ultimately puts all their relationships, livelihoods, and even their lives under huge strain.
Based on the novel by Jakob Ejersb, which was inspired by the author’s own childhood as a Danish expat in Africa, Liberty is a brutally honest portrait of the naiveté of a community of foreign aid workers, whose grand plans are met with local resistance and untranslatable cultural differences.
Gråbøl is joined on screen by multi-award-winning actor Connie Nielsen from Gladiator, One Hour Photo and Wonder Woman. You can see them both in action on Walter Presents via All 4 from Friday 1st March, with the whole box set available to stream and download for free. It follows two other modern Danish series on Walter Presents that are redefining audiences expectations of Nordic noir, including high-tech thriller Greyzone and religious drama Ride Upon the Storm.