Three Swedish financiers are murdered over three consecutive nights. Evidence suggests that the killings will continue and the world of finance is panicked. The police quickly set up a ... See full summary »
When Erica finds Fjällbacka's photographer Stigge murdered in his studio, she can't help but take interest in the investigation regarding his death. Patrik and his colleagues at the ... See full summary »
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Three Swedish financiers are murdered over three consecutive nights. Evidence suggests that the killings will continue and the world of finance is panicked. The police quickly set up a special unit under the leadership of Detective Jenny Hultin. She hand picks six police officers from across the country and they form the so-called A-group. Under enormous pressure they attempt to solve the case before more finance officers are murdered. Written by
Scandanavian crime thrillers have been spreading across the world in recent years: the superb 'The Killing', the stylish (though silly) 'The Bridge', or the various reconditionings of 'Wallander', fundamentally a Swedish version of 'Inspector Morse'. This dramatisation of a set of stories by crime write Arne Dahl about a specialist crime unit are the latest to make it to the UK; but sadly, they demonstrate that not everything is brilliant just because it's from the north. Although realist in tone, the plots of each two part episode feel immensely contrived and over-complex, while the background soap-opera, the private lives of its immensely ordinary protagonists, is both dull and obvious. And the whole thing is so slow: each three hour slug crawls forward, yet the details of the story seem hard to remember, with endless similar scenes and more blood than tension. Understated is one thing; but this is neither truly believable, nor (in any sense) fun.
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