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The Lake 

Jezero (original title)
Driving home from a New Year's Eve party, Chief Inspector Taras Birsa notices a police car by the road. He stops, and inadvertently gets involved in an investigation of a brutal murder of a young woman.
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Sebastian Cavazza ...  Taras Birsa 6 episodes, 2019-2020
Nika Rozman Nika Rozman ...  Tina Lanc 6 episodes, 2019-2020
Matej Puc Matej Puc ...  Zoran Osterc 6 episodes, 2019-2020
Gregor Cusin Gregor Cusin ...  Pavle Brajc 6 episodes, 2019-2020
Jana Zupancic Jana Zupancic ...  Alenka Birsa 6 episodes, 2019-2020
Branko Zavrsan Branko Zavrsan ...  Milan Balazic 5 episodes, 2019-2020
Matjaz Tribuson Matjaz Tribuson ...  Rajko Prelc 5 episodes, 2019-2020
Natasa Barbara Gracner Natasa Barbara Gracner ...  Karin Prelc 4 episodes, 2019-2020
Vlado Novák Vlado Novák ...  Vincenc Cvilak 4 episodes, 2019-2020
Branko Sturbej Branko Sturbej ...  Bojan Drvaric 4 episodes, 2019-2020
Boris Mihalj Boris Mihalj ...  Drago Hleb 4 episodes, 2019-2020
Gaja Filac Gaja Filac ...  Mojca Birsa 4 episodes, 2019-2020
Petja Labovic Petja Labovic ...  Junkie 3 episodes, 2020
Jernej Gasperin Jernej Gasperin ...  Simon Antolic 3 episodes, 2019-2020
Nina Valic Nina Valic ...  Breda 3 episodes, 2019-2020
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Taras Birsa, a senior inspector for blood and sexual offenses, inadvertently gets involved in a murder investigation on his way from a New Year's party. With a difficult and unusually cruel case of the murder of a young woman, Taras and his well-coordinated team have to deal with a new colleague at the request of their superiors. Under public pressure, Taras also faces personal problems: after his only daughter goes to study abroad, the gap in family life reveals the cracks in his marriage. Written by RTV 4D

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How do you find a killer when you don't know who has been murdered?

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First Slovenian crime noir series
22 January 2020 | by nnenokSee all my reviews

When Tadej Golob wrote the crime book Jezero/The Lake, he dove into the untapped market that is crime noir on Slovenian ground. There aren't many, if any at all, detective/crime/police dramas being written about this particular part of Europe, so his first try should be commended, and hopefully there will be many more to follow.

The production is excellent - I haven't seen a Slovenian tv show of this high quality before, it is obvious that everyone involved felt confident in what they were working on. All the details, from the general bleakness and colour scheme, the intro, the scenery ... Especially the scenery. Slovenia is well known for its beautiful nature and landscape, as well as the teeny tiny villages in the middle of mountains (the word "zaplankan", its literal translation being "living behind the hills", generally means "narrow-minded, provincial"). These small villages offer both a tight-knit group of people where everybody knows everybody, narrow-mindedness and scepticism about outsiders and visitors from "the big city", as well as the very literal small physical area, making the whole experience feel very claustrophobic. In this show, tensions arise from the small space and its limitations. This show offers interesting character studies (the main detective is, fittingly with your usual crime noir protagonist, a gloomy, grim person), likeable side characters, sprinkles of true Slovenian personality characteristics that make us unique (spying neigbours, beef soup, envy anyone?), and - most importantly - lot of insanely beautiful scenery that will make every Slovenian proud of our tiny nation.


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21 August 2019 (Bosnia and Herzegovina) See more »

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