Nesser, Håkan
Swedish title
Fiction \ Literature & Fiction
Pub Date
Jan 09, 2018

Intrigo - The book behind the films


Now a major Hollywood production, directed by Daniel Alfredson and featuring Ben Kingsley


Håkan's books have sold over 15 million copies worldwide and are translated into more than twenty languages. Now, the author is about to become known to the cinema going public as his short stories are made into Hollywood blockbusters. Filming of the three films will happen simultaneously, and starts in March 2017. The first movie release is due autumn 2018.

INTRIGO, the book, is a one volume collection of five short stories that the films are based upon, and will be published in 2018. The stories are:

Film one: Dear Agnes

Film two: Rein: Death of an Author

Film three: Samaria; All Information in the Case and the newly written TOM.


The three films and five stories share the same setting; the fictitious Maardam of Nesser's van Veeteren detective series. They also share the same narrative structure, dealing with the problems of dark secrets threatening to surface, with the hidden depths of all human beings, and with the concepts of guilt, revenge and atonement.

The INTRIGO films are produced by Enderby Entertainment and directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Blackway) and have been written by Daniel Alfredson and Ditta Bongenhielm. The films will star Ben Kingsley, Sam Claflin and Hera Hilmar, amongst others.