Adam Berg helmed the action-adventure film ‘Black Crab,’ also known as ‘Svart Krabba. The novel that the film is based on was written by Jerker Virdborg, and the screenplay for the film was written by Virdborg, Berg, and Pelle Rdström.
In the film, speed skater Caroline Edh (Noomi Rapace) is one of six soldiers tasked with delivering a mysterious cargo across Sweden’s frozen landscape.
The task they are on raises questions of morality and draws attention to the tragedy of war. The beautiful scenery in this Swedish-language video serves to emphasise the perilous nature of the expedition’s objective.
As a result, audiences likely want to know where the film was actually shot. Find out everything you need to know about the beautiful locations in ‘Black Crab’ right here!
Setting for the Black Crab Film
The majority of the action in ‘Black Crab’ takes place in Sweden, namely in Norrbotten County and the capital city of Stockholm. Production on the feature film started in early 2021 and concluded up in early April of that year.
The dramatic post-apocalyptic drama finds a fitting backdrop in the icy, mountainous archipelagos of Sweden. Let’s take a closer look at the actual locations where the film was shot!
Sweden’s Norrbotten County
Most of the scenes were shot in Norrbotten County in northern Sweden. The county takes up a sizable chunk of Sweden’s total land area, but has a relatively low population density.
Given the film’s dismal, gloomy, and menacing tone, this setting is perfect. Kiruna, a city in Kiruna Municipality, Norrbotten County, served as a site for several sequences in the film.
Founded in the 1890s, Kiruna is Sweden’s most northern city. This city serves as a national and international centre for science and tourism.
Kiruna is home to the Icehotel and the Kiruna Church, both of which are popular with visitors.
Some scenes were shot in Jukkasjärvi, a community in the Kiruna Municipality. TV series like “Beartown” and “Rebecka Martinsson” have both used Norrbotten County as a location for filming.
It’s in Stockholm, Sweden
Black Crab was shot on location all throughout Sweden, including in and around Stockholm and Norrbotten County. The city is the nation’s administrative heart and a major commercial hub.
Numerous visitors go to Stockholm each year to explore the city’s many famous landmarks, including Gamla Stan, Kastellet, Kista Science Tower, Stockholm City Hall, and Stockholm Palace.
Films like “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (directed by David Fincher) and “The Postcard Killings” (also directed by Fincher) were all shot in Stockholm.