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Atli Rafn Sigurðsson,
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson,
Captain Anaïs Chatelet, a head-strong police detective in Bordeaux, heads up a team that tries to solve a series of mythological murders which appear to have ramifications both at home, in her father's past as well as a big local multinational active in chemical weapons. Her investigation leads her to tackle along with a psychiatrist who helped her first suspect suffering from amnesia. The lack of evidence on the sight of the murders makes it very complex to solve but the psychiatrist appears to be very insightful, too insightful maybe?Written by
A relatively good thriller, the suspense was not killing me but I did stay on board and followed it thru. What exasperated me, to be franc, was the character of the lead female detective who is totally incoherent for a cop. I really thought portraying the lead woman as a really damaged, unstable woman did not make the story stronger. I found it hard to believe in a trained detective that would disregard her skills and get subdued by her emotions so that her investigation would always end up one step behind. I guess now I've been used to #nordicnoir where female characters are more interesting, complex and less "helpless that needs saving", I'm having a hard time watching and caring for female roles who fall back on the old stereotypes.
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