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 ...
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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