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Unit One - Season 1.
Created by Peter Thorsboe.
Based on actual, real-life crimes, Unit One follows an elite mobile police force as they are dispatched to assist local police in solving some of the most complex and high profile cases Denmark has ever seen.
Due to the popularity of recent "Nordic Noir", re-releases of Danish television series are cropping up habitually. One such re-release is Unit One ("Rejseholdet"), a police thriller that ran from 2000 until 2004. It follows an elite police force that are sent to help with various cases. Its cast, as advertised, appear in a number of Scandinavian shows including Borgen, The Killing and Wallander. The notable star is Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen, with top billing despite him only being a supporting character. The star of this show, even with it seeming an ensemble piece, »
A danish police woman, intuitively impressive cop, tough as bricks in a world populated by doubting men, compromised personal life - sound familiar?
For those missing their dose of Danish TV crime on Saturday nights, fear not, there's a new box set out just for you.
Unit One - an elite team travelling around Denmark solving some of the country's most heinous crimes
While distributors Nordic Noir could be forgiven for scraping the barrel in their attempts to feed their ever-hungry British audience with whatever subtitled murder they can get their hands on, the good news is that 'Unit One' is a cracking series, with all the ingredients we've come to expect from our Danish counterparts (And the bonus ball of Casino Royale villain Mads Mikkelsen in a lead role).
More: Mads Mikkelsen talks to HuffPostUK - 'Becoming A Bond Villain Was An Anti-Climax'
How did they get it so right? »
- Caroline Frost
2 items from 2013
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