The Conference cast: Who stars in Netflix’s Swedish slasher?

The Conference. (L to R) Katia Winter as Lina, Claes Hartelius as Torbjörn, Christoffer Nordenrot as Kaj, Adam Lundgren as Jonas, Maria Sid as Ingela and Cecilia Nilsson as Anette in The Conference. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
The Conference. (L to R) Katia Winter as Lina, Claes Hartelius as Torbjörn, Christoffer Nordenrot as Kaj, Adam Lundgren as Jonas, Maria Sid as Ingela and Cecilia Nilsson as Anette in The Conference. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /
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A group of municipal employees are brutally murdered one by one during a company retreat in Netflix’s darkly comic Swedish slasher The Conference. Directed by Swedish filmmaker Patrik Eklund, The Conference is based on book of the same name by bestselling Scandinavian horror writer Mats Strandberg. Cold Prey writer Thomas Moldestad penned the script. Strandberg also serves as an executive producer on the film.

This zany, blood-soaked slasher movie starts out as a seemingly normal professional retreat, albeit one marred by workplace politics and accusations of corruption among the leadership. What starts as a tedious work exercise soon becomes the worst team-building training ever when a masked figure emerges and starts killing everyone.

Netflix has previously worked with the company behind The Conference, SF Studios, on several other projects, including Red Dot, Loving Adults, and the recent romantic comedy Ehrengard. Keep reading to learn more about the cast and characters of The Conference.

The Conference. Katia Winter as Lina in The Conference. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
The Conference. Katia Winter as Lina in The Conference. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Katia Winter as Lina

The Conference revolves around an ensemble cast, but Lina is more or less the film’s protagonist. Returning to her job after an extensive sick leave caused by being overworked and stressed, Lina still has doubts about the leadership and believes there might be corruption afoot.

Katia Winter is a Swedish actress who has appeared in more than ten television shows and 29 movies. American viewers might recognize her as Katrina Crane in the FOX series Sleepy Hollow or Nadia in Dexter. She’s also appeared in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, NCIS, and Prime Video’s The Boys. Most recently, she starred in the dramedy film The Year I Started Masturbating, which is streaming on Netflix, as is her indie sports drama Off Track. Next, she’ll star in the upcoming Finnish drama miniseries Estonia about the sinking of the MS Estonia ferry.

The Conference. Adam Lundgren as Jonas in The Conference. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
The Conference. Adam Lundgren as Jonas in The Conference. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Adam Lundgren as Jonas

Besides the actual killer, Jonas is the primary antagonist. He’s been keeping some shady secrets regarding the company and their plans to build a shopping mall, secrets Lina is intent on discovering.

Actor Adam Lundgren most recently starred in the thriller series Kapningen and the Netflix Original Clark, which featured Bill Skarsgård in the title role of the notorious Swedish gangster Clark Olofsson. He’ll play next star in the upcoming war drama Konvoi, about the sailors who faced off against Hitler’s troops in the Arctic Sea.

More of The Conference cast:

  • Eva Melander as Eva
  • Cecilia Nilsson as Anette
  • Claes Hartelius as Torbjörn
  • Bahar Pars as Nadja
  • Amed Bozan as Amir
  • Maria Sid as Ingela
  • Lola Zackow as Jenny
  • Jimmy Lindström as Karl
  • Christoffer Nordenrot as Kaj
  • Martin Lagos as Roger
  • Robert Follin as Sotis
  • Marie Agerhäll as Cleo

Actress Bahar Pars has worked with some of her The Conference cast mates before, appearing in The Man Called Ove with Christoffer Nordenrot and The Year I Started Masturbating alongside Katia Winters. Eva Melander, Robert Follin, and Torbjörn actor Claes Hartelius worked together in the 2012 film The Hypnotist.

The Conference is now streaming on Netflix.

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