Snart er det kinopremiere på den danske regissøren Kasper Barfoed sin Hollywood-thriller The Numbers Station.
Kasper Barfoed har en underlig karriere bak seg, fra barnestjerne i Liv Ullmann sin Sofie, via regi på den megasuksessrike barnefilmen Tempelriddernes skat til å lage noen episoder av den brutale danske krimserien Den som dreper.
Nå er han aktuell med Hollywood-debuten The Numbers Station, hvor John Cusack og Malin Akerman ender opp på en – nettopp – numbers station for å passe på saker og ting. Det går selvsagt ikke som planlagt, som du ser i traileren over.
Om du lurer på hva en nummerstasjon er for noe, sjekk bare denne beskrivelsen fra Wikipedia. Fascinerende greier:
A numbers station (or number station) is a type of shortwave radio station characterized by their unusual broadcasts, which consist of spoken words, but mostly numbers, often created by artificially generated voices reading streams of numbers, words, letters, tunes or Morse code. They are transmitted in a wide variety of languages and the voices are usually female, although sometimes men’s or children’s voices are used.
In the 1950s, Time magazine reportedthat the numbers stations first appeared shortly after World War II and were using a format that had been used to send weather data during that war. It is widely assumed that the broadcasts are used to send covert messages to spies. This usage has not been officially acknowledged by any government that may operate a numbers station, and QSL responses have been received from numbers stations by shortwave listeners who sent reception reports to said stations, which is the expected behavior of a non-clandestine station