Group A are called in to investigate a car bomb in Holland but to their horror a policeman and his family were in the car. Further investigation reveal a link between drugs and child porn ... See full summary »
An American serial killer is on board a plane from New York to Stockholm. Without a proper identification and with great urgency A-group try to locate this passenger before Sweden ... See full summary »
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 »
A series of brutal murders of Polish women hiding out in Sweden is the new A Unit's first assignment. The victims turn out to be key witnesses in a big case against the Polish mafia. Three ... See full summary »
Early one morning, a bank office in the middle of Stockholm is hit with a violent robbery. When the police storm the premises, the robbers have vanished without a trace. The event mystifies... See full summary »
Two Swedish girls have been found dead on the outskirts of Brussels. The circumstances surrounding their deaths point to a vicious trafficking operation and the Swedish branch of the Black ... See full summary »
The explosion is powerful and the devastation enormous when a subway train explodes in Stockholm's tunnel system on a November night. The country is in shock. A group calling themselves "... See full summary »
A brutal attack leads 'A-Unit' to a stash of steroids linked to an organisation Interpol have been investigating. A series of related kidnaps and murders show apparent links to a shared high school experience.
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 »
The successful detective writer, Erica Falck, is thinking that her next book should be based on a true mysterious event from her childhood. When she was only 13 years old one of her dear ... See full summary »
On a crystal clear, starry and bitingly cold winter night a young woman dressed in the traditional Lucia white gown is seen running across the ice while sobbing. She stumbles in her long ... See full summary »
Okay, but still not up to Wallander or Falk, for example
Having seen all the films in chronological order, it is here becoming to assess the whole series (10 episodes).
After seeing the first 2 episodes, I was ambivalent toward them: well, I had my pleasant joy of recognition due to actors from my country (although playing negative characters), most members of the special team seemed uninviting to me (compared to e.g. Wallander or Ørnen series), and the course of events was somewhat dazed and with scenes not providing additional value to the film. Nevertheless, I decided to continue watching and the following ones got more onto the track. Of course, there are topics characteristic to Swedish contemporary film-making such as cross-border crime, immigrant issues and child molestation, but their angle of depiction was not annoying.
As for cast, it was pleasant that local actors speaking local languages were used when events took place in a foreign country; most inviting main actors to me were Matias Varela as Jorge Chaves and Niklas Åkerfelt as Arto Söderstedt.
I would collate Arne Dahl series with Anna Pihl series: both not bad, but not in my Top10 Scandinavian crime series list.
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