Know the Cast: ‘Black Crab’

Black Crab Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Series

The Black Crab cast features Noomi Rapace, Jakob Oftebro and Dar Salim. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Adam Berg’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Black Crab follows a Swedish woman who navigates a post-apocalyptic world. Caroline Edh, a former speed skater, gets recruited by military figures to transport twin capsules to a research facility. The storyline follows the protagonist as she skates across a lake with five colleagues. Here’s every main performer and character in Black Crab.

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Black Crab Cast: Noomi Rapace as Caroline Edh

Black Crab Cast - Noomi Rapace as Caroline Edh

Character Profile: A speed skater-turned-soldier. She agrees to transport two capsules from Tessenoy to Odo. Caroline hopes to reunite with her daughter, who is presumably waiting for her on the other side of a frozen lake.

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), Lisa in The Trip (2021), Maria in Lamb (2021)

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Black Crab Cast: Jakob Oftebro as Nylund

Black Crab Cast - Jakob Oftebro as Nylund

Character Profile: A military lieutenant. He captains “Operation Black Crab” and warns people about the consequences of a failed mission. Nylund learns to appreciate Caroline’s inner strength.

Oftebro’s Resume: Lars Emil Erichsen in Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Torstein Raaby in Kon-Tiki (2012), Aron “Junior” Horowitz in In Order of Disappearance (2014), Laust Jensen in 1864 (2014), Prince Iridian in The Letter for the King (2020)

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Black Crab Cast: Dar Salim as Malik

Black Crab Cast - Dar Salim as Malik

Character Profile: Caroline’s mission parter. He wants to find his brother and watch the Stanley Cup Finals. Malik makes a fateful decision on a boat.

Salim’s Resume: Jamil in Go with Peace Jamil (2008), Azzam in The Devil’s Double (2011), Qotho in Game of Thrones (2011), Zaid in Darkland (2017), Mikael in Boys (2022)

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Black Crab Cast: Erik Enge as Granvik

Black Crab Cast - Erik Enge as Granvik

Character Profile: Caroline’s mission partner. He dreams of better days and wants to return home. Granvik recalls a mass grave experience that inspired him to enlist in the military.

Salim’s Resume: Pinnen in Min bror kollokungen (2015-16), Karl Berg in The Disciple (2013), Christoffer in The Bridge (2018), Anton in The Sandhamn Murders (2018), Martin Bengtsson in Tigers (2020)

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Black Crab Cast: Ardalan Esmaili as Karimi

Black Crab Cast - Ardalan Esmaili as Karimi

Character Profile: Caroline’s mission partner. He’s a lance corporal from the section F28. Karimi worries his fellow soldiers after trying to contact a comms officer (who is presumably his girlfriend).

Esmaili’s Resume: Esmail in The Charmer (2017), Iyad Adi Kassar in Greyzone (2018), Omar in Domino (2019), Omid in Sea Fever (2019), Salle in Snöänglar (2021)

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Black Crab Cast: Aliette Opheim as Forsberg

Black Crab Cast - Aliette Opheim as Forsberg

Character Profile: The initial team captain. She falls through the ice early on in the movie. Forsberg’s accident prompts Caroline to secure the capsules underwater.

Opheim’s Resume: Jonna Waldemar in Tjockare än vatten (2014-20), Detective Agathe Albans in Patriot (2015-18), Fatima in Caliphate (2020), Gunhild in Katla (2021), Tanja Thorell in The Dark Heart (2022)

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The Black Crab cast also includes Stella Marcimain Klintberg, Susan Taslimi, David Dencik, Nora Rios and Peter Edding.

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