THE PRIZE OF SILENCE

Ground breaking documentary series, investigating the figureheads behind the world’s most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize.

The Prize of Silence is a four-part documentary series on how accusations of sexual assault against a little-known Stockholm club owner at the height of #metoo had repercussions far beyond the borders of Sweden.

A searing indictment of the cultures of silence and ingrained power structures amongst the cultural elites, The Prize of Silence lays bare the scandal and the ensuing chaos that would shake the foundations of one of Sweden’s most venerated cultural institutions, force the involvement of the Swedish King, and lead to the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature being cancelled.

**** [Four Stars out of Five] MSN.COM
***** [Five Stars out of Six] POLITIKEN
"A thorough description of Scandinavia's largest #MeToo scandal to date, the one in and around the Swedish Academy." POLITIKEN
"Successful documentary series shows how 'The 19th Member' grazed its way from party to party" POLITIKEN
"The prize of silence" is a much-needed summary of the greatest Swedish metoo story.” BLEKINGE LÄNS TIDNING
“A well-founded and powerful series... depicts the turbulence around the "cultural profile" of Jean-Claude Arnault and the Academy.” MSN.COM

DURATION

4 x one hour

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2021

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

Sweden

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Magnus Coinberg, Joel Karsberg, Kristoffer Graci

PRODUCER

Martina Lacobaeus

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