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Stolen OTT release date – Watch the Swedish noir drama full of snow, reindeers, and murder on THIS platform

Stolen OTT release date – The Nordic noir highlights the struggle of an indigenous culture as they try to preserve and maintain their heritage in a cruel, modern world.

Stolen OTT release date – Watch the Swedish noir drama full of snow, reindeers, and murder on THIS platform
A still from Stolen ahead of its OTT release

Last Updated: 11.20 AM, Apr 15, 2024


Stolen is a Swedish language Nordic noir that is based on award-winning writer Ann-Helen Laestadius’ novel of the same name. Based on a script by Peter Birro, Stolen marks the directorial debut of Elle Márjá Eira. Laestadius herself will be the executive producer. The stirring yet thrilling film will be released on OTT this summer.

Release date and OTT platform of Stolen

Stolen will be streaming on Netflix on April 12, 2024. The film has not released a trailer yet but has dropped some first look images. Netflix has also revealed the film’s premise and log line. Stolen follows a woman’s struggle for preservation of her indigenous culture at the face of mass hate killing and torturing of animals.

Name of Movie Stolen 
Director Elle Márjá Eira
Language Swedish
Release Date April 12, 2024
OTT Platform Netflix

Plot of Stolen

Stolen follows a world in which xenophobia is peaking, climate change is threatening reindeer herding, and youngsters would prefer killing themselves in the face of mass desperation. The Sami are an ethnic minority of Sweden who have suffered for years while modernity and industrialization colonized the world, determined to live a traditional lifestyle.

But when hundreds of reindeers are getting maimed, tortured and killed by non-Sami, and later, even by Sami people, for profit, convenience, and revenge. The story follows Elsa, a young girl who lives in a village in the Arctic Circle and becomes an ill-fated witness to a hunter brutally killing their own reindeer calf.

Unable to lie, silence becomes her refuge while the rest try to determine the hunter’s identity. Stolen is a haunting and touching reminder, while being a thriller drama as well, of the prejudice the Sami face, both from the authorities and non-Sami locals. The film also touches base on the bullying faced by Sami youngsters in school, along with the high suicide rates among them.

And then there is global warming, along with locals who detest the free-running reindeer on roads. No maiming or torture of the animals was ever pursued or prosecuted by the police despite having hundreds of cases piled up. As for the position of women among Samis, any modern-day, educated girl would wish to be their own bosses and owners of reindeer herds, things not allowed or favorably looked upon by their patriarchal society.

Cast of Stolen

The film has an underrated, talented cast, comprising the likes of Elin Kristina Oskal, Martin Wallström, Lars-Ánte Wasara, Ida Persson, Labba, Pávva Pittja, Ingahilda Tapio, Magnus Kuhmunen, Simon Issát Marainen, Niilá Omma, and Anne Lajla Westerfjell Kalstad, among many others.

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