Johan Söderqvist wins the Norwegian Amanda Award
The original score
from ”King of Devil’s Island”
awarded Best Music honour
Swedish composer Johan Söderqvist (Let the Right One In,
After the Wedding, In A Better World) was honoured by the
Norwegian film industry this past weekend.
(the Norwegian equivalent of the Oscar) for best music.
Johan was also nominated in the same category for another
King of Devil’s Island, starring Stellan Skarsgard in the lead
role, also won the prizes for Best Norwegian Feature, and
Best Supporting Actor (Trond Nilssen) at the gala event on
The film was nominated for a total of eight awards.
The story takes place at the beginning of last century and
involves a number of young boys who rebel against the
sadistic leadership of a youth prison.
It is not the first time that Johan Söderqvist won an Amanda.
Two years ago, he won the prize for the original score to
Erik Poppe’s Troubled Water.
The 45-year-old composer has written original music for
more than 40 films and is best known for Let the Right One In
and for his collaboration with Academy Award-winning
Danish director Susanne Bier.
This year, Bier won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language
Film for In a Better World, for which Johan Söderqvist wrote
He has also written music most of Bier's other films such
as After the Wedding, Brothers and Freud Leaves Home.