Adam Pålsson tells TV Drama‘s Kristin Brzoznowski about the trials and tribulations—and the appeal—of playing such a nuanced character in STUDIOCANAL’s Moscow Noir and how he tackled the challenge of embodying Grebe and Leander-Engström’s complex character.
Moscow Noir follows Swedish investment banker Tom Blixen, played by Pålsson, as he navigates the capricious financial world of Moscow in 1999, filled with shady business deals, chaotic land-grabs and dirty money. Blixen finds himself wondering where he draws the line when, through a seemingly innocent trade, he becomes suddenly entangled with millionaires, politicians, oligarchs and their competing schemes to make a quick buck.
Moscow Noir is based on the trilogy by Swedish authors Camilla Grebe and Paul Leander-Engström, who bring to life the uncertainty of Yeltsin-era Russia. Produced by Piodor Gustafsson at Sweden’s Black Spark Films and directed by Mikael Håfström (Bloodline), the drama highlights the insecurities and raw emotion of Pålsson’s Blixen as he struggles to find his footing amidst the chaos that surrounds him.