The Cliff is a dramatic mystery about a Crime Detective who is sent to a small community in Iceland to help a local policewoman investigate a suspicious accident. Together they unravel a ... See full summary »
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson,
Unnur Birna Jónsdóttir,
Ari Kapríus Kristjánsson
When Reykjavik crime detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is called in to investigate a suicide case on Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the case turns out to be far from simple. Pulled into a sinister ... See full summary »
Atli Rafn Sigurðsson,
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson,
A young girl breaks up from her petit bourgeoisie home and her piano lessons to lead an entirely new life, as one of the personnel at an institution for juvenile delinquents in a remote ... See full summary »
This thriller series follows two detectives, Gunnar (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) and Hinrik (Gísli Örn Garðarsson),as they attempt to track down a serial killer who has a penchant for murdering goose hunters.
Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on a letter from Celia, his longtime crush, with an apology for missing their first date and her forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.
This is a story of five friends in Reykjavik, Iceland: the swimming icon, his girlfriend, the sewage expert, the single mother and speed addict, and the convict. They throw a party, but the... See full summary »
About the Icelandic composer Jon Leifs (1899-1968) who spent much of his life in Germany before WWII. The film begins in the 1930s after he has married the daughter of an industrialist, ... See full summary »
A nice in-between of e.g. US action and German aridity
Those fond of crime thrillers/dramas are usually ready for intense mind-twisting and appearance of ugly stuff including dead bodies - at least. And if you are getting tired from the ones coming from big nations and prevailing in big TV and Internet channels and/or would like to see your own actors and local places in connection with crimes? Then you should demand the creation of "own" respective stories.
Swedish and Danish ones are world-famous, but Svartir englar was my first familiarisation with an Icelandic creation. The 6-episodes series deals with 2 major cases, and in spite of some clichés and some predictable moments, the characters and performances are pleasant to follow, supplemented by distinctive Icelandic nature. After all, benchmarks for creating a crime story must have been difficult as Iceland with its isolated location and population of 320,000 is one of the safest countries in the world...
Well done, pity that no further episodes have been made.
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