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Directors: Mikkel Serup, Kasper Gaardsoe, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen

Starring: Cecilie Stenspil, Soren Vejby, Andre Babikian, Thomas W. Gabrielsson,

Running Time: 580 Minutes

Certificate: 15

The Protectors is one of those Nordic thrillers that companies are desperate to unearth after the success of English language remakes of Wallander and The Killing. Luckily there’s an entire label, Nordic Noir, devoted to this cause, which emphasises the quality coming out of countries including Sweden and Denmark. But after some of the classiest TV in memory you could be forgiven for thinking they’ve begun to scrape the bottom of the creative barrel? They haven’t, not in the slightest.

The Protectors follows elite officers in the Danish national police force in charge of protection. In other words, these are your most skilled bodyguards. The focus is primarily on three new recruits and how they fit into the dangerous world of protection, but the show also »

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