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Svartir englar 

A story about four Icelandic detectives, working in the gloomy everyday life in Reykjavik where international crime rings are starting to operate.
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Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ...  Steinar Ísfeld 3 episodes, 2008
Hjálmar Hjálmarsson Hjálmar Hjálmarsson ...  Skari Mar 2 episodes, 2008
Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir 2 episodes, 2008
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A story about four Icelandic detectives, working in the gloomy everyday life in Reykjavik where international crime rings are starting to operate.

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Icelandic

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20 September 2008 (Iceland) See more »

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Saga Film See more »
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A nice in-between of e.g. US action and German aridity
24 March 2014 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

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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