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Know the Cast: ‘The Trip’

The Trip Cast - Every Main Performer and Character in the 2021 Netflix Movie

The Trip cast includes Noomi Rapace, Aksel Hennie and Nils Ole Oftebro. This info article contains minor spoilers for Tommy Wirkola’s 2021 Netflix movie. Visit the Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

In The Trip (I onde dager), a married couple contemplates murder during a weekend retreat. TV director Lars plans to kills his actress wife Lisa with a hammer, while Lisa intends to “accidentally” shoot her husband in the forest. When three prison escapees infiltrate an idyllic summer home, the protagonists strategize against the horny and psychopathic baddies. Here’s every main player in The Trip, a 2021 black comedy film.

The Trip Cast: Noomi Rapace as Lisa

The Trip Cast on Netflix (I onde dager) - Noomi Rapace as Lisa

Character Profile: A struggling movie actress. She plans to murder her husband during a weekend retreat. Lisa is accused of cheating and uses her performance skills to manipulate three men who threaten her life.

Rapace’s Resume: Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Movie Trilogy (2009-11), Madam Simza Heron in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus (2012), The Settman Siblings in What Happened to Monday (2017), Maria in Lamb (2021)

The Trip Cast: Aksel Hennie as Lars

The Trip Cast on Netflix (I onde dager) - Aksel Hennie as Lars

Character Profile: Lisa’s husband. He’s a soap opera director and alleged gambling addict. Lars hires a “idiot” handyman to kill Lisa; a passive-aggressive life decision that functions as the film’s inciting incident.

Hennie’s Resume: Max Manus in Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Roger in Headhunters (2011), Alex Vogel in The Martian (2015), Volkov in The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), Lars Ruud in White Wall (2020)

The Trip Cast: Atle Antonsen as Petter

The Trip Cast on Netflix (I onde dager) - Atle Antonsen as Petter

Character Profile: A prison escapee. He’s the leader of a three-man group who hides out at Lars’ family home. Petter is a notorious serial killer who threatens to sexually assault Lisa.

Antonsen’s Resume: Dag Refsnes in Dag (2010-15), Axel Farstad in Grand Hotel (2016), Toffen Soot in Jul I Blodfjell (2017-19), Børre in Aldri Voksen (2020-), Kong Johan in Kjære landsmenn (2021)

The Trip Cast: Christian Rubeck as Dave

The Trip Cast on Netflix (I onde dager) - Christian Rubeck as Dave

Character Profile: A prison escapee who hides out with Petter. He threatens to sexually assault Lars. Dave was apparently known as “Horse Dick” in prison, but a final act revelation suggests that he might’ve manipulated the truth while intimidating Lars and Lisa.

Rubeck’s Resume: Kolbein Lauring in Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Joe in What Happened to Monday (2017), Werner Heisenberg in Genius (2017), Erik in Doctor Who (2018), Leon Amundsen in Amundsen (2019)

The Trip Cast: André Eriksen as Roy

The Trip Cast on Netflix (I onde dager) - André Eriksen as Roy

Character Profile: A prison escapee who takes a poo in the attic of Lars and Lisa’s vacation home. He’s a neo-Nazi and arguably the most psychopathic member of the group. Roy makes anti-semitic remarks to Lisa before lashing out.

Eriksen’s Resume: Tom in TRIO: Odins Gull (2014), Dørvakt in Lilyhammer (2014), Atle søgård in Hotel Caesar (2015-16), Uno in Black Lake (2018), Ørn in Vikingane (2017-20)

The Trip Cast: Nils Ole Oftebro as Mikkel

The Trip Cast on Netflix (I onde dager) - Nils Ole Oftebro as Mikkel

Character Profile: Lars’ father. He’s an old school-type who is easily angered. Mikkel leaves his retirement home to investigate suspicious activity at the family’s summer residence.

Oftebro’s Resume: Terje Ottesen in Borgen skole (1989-90), Viggo Hauge in Hotel Caesar (1999-2009), Frank Mathiesen in Mammon (2014-16), Erkki in Black Lake (2016), Ole Johan in Pørni (2021)

The Trip Cast: Stig Frode Henriksen as Viktor

The Trip Cast on Netflix (I onde dager) - Stig Frode Henriksen as Viktor

Character Profile: A handyman who his hired by Lars to kill and dismember Lisa. He wants a written contract before taking action. Viktor gets angry upon realizing that Lars didn’t reveal the truth about Lisa’s life insurance policy.

Henriksen’s Resume: Roy in Dead Snow (2009), Mute Tracker in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), Glenn Kenneth in Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014), Vebjørn in Vikingane (2017-20), Tim in Swingers (2019)

The Trip Cast: Tor Erik Gunstrøm as Hans

The Trip Cast on Netflix (I onde dager) - Tor Erik Gunstrøm as Hans

Character Profile: Mikkel’s friend. He makes a late-night phone call to report odd activity at his friend’s summer home.

Gunstrøm’s Resume: Dizzie tunes in Vi spillopper (1979), The Chef in Fomlesen i kattepine (1999), Marianne’s father in Staying Alive (2015).

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The Trip cast also includes Selome Emnetu (Okkupert, Stardust), Galvan Mehidi (Blank, Latterlig politikk), Evy Kasseth Røsten (Dead Snow, The House) and Harald Dal (Weekend, Hotel Caesar).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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