1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together ... See full summary »
Nicolas Winding Refn
Aicha, a high-school student, is a passionate kung fu fighter. Her Turkish parents expect her to get good grades so she can get into medical school, like her brother Ali. But school doesn't... See full summary »
Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kristin Scott Thomas,
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.
Kriss lives at a mental institution, where he spends all day watching an old black-and-white film called "Rene hjerter". One day he and his friend, Willy, escapes the institution to find the star of "Rene hjerter", Ulla Vilstrup.
A young couple rents a large, old flat in Copenhagen, and to afford to fix it, five other 20-somethings move in with them. The landlord, however, introduces a sixth tenant, Miriam, who is found dead the day after they have their first party in the flat, and nobody can remember a thing. This is the beginning of a mystery, including a shaman, a former polar expedition and something resembling a monster in the basement.
The series reminds me somehow of Lars von Trier's "Kingdom" series, with mostly hand-held camera, pale colours and several crossing conflicts developing throughout the series. It also resembles Nicolai Winding Refn's other works: the "Pusher"-triology, "Bleeder" and "Fear X" in that it focuses around relatively young Copenhagians whose destinies are not controlled by themselves.
The series surely has its moments, and leaves you wanting to see what happens next. As the series deals with the supernatural, there are of course plots which cannot be explained by reason alone. Still, some of the plots are too unrealistic even within the setting. Suspense is, however, a keyword. As such, I would give the series a strong 7 out of 10.
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