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After having success in Asia, businessman Aksel Borgen is asked back to his hometown in Norway to save an important local firm despite it being 20 years since he was sentenced and later acquitted for murdering his high school sweetheart.
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Series cast summary:
Nicolai Cleve Broch ...  Aksel Borgen / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Lena Endre ...  Eva Hansteen 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Anne Marit Jacobsen Anne Marit Jacobsen ...  Mai-Britt Nilsen / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Ellen Dorrit Petersen ...  Inger Moen Hansteen 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Henrik Rafaelsen ...  Lars Hansteen 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Tobias Santelmann ...  Erik Nilsen 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Ingar Helge Gimle Ingar Helge Gimle ...  William Hansteen 17 episodes, 2015-2016
Susanne Boucher ...  Helene Hansteen / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Synnøve Macody Lund ...  Tonje Sandvik 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Fridtjov Såheim ...  Svein Eriksen 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Øystein Røger ...  Finn Kristoffersen 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Anna Bache-Wiig ...  Marianne Eriksen 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Anderz Eide ...  Per Olav Nupen 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Stig R. Amdam Stig R. Amdam ...  Rasmus Sunde 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Elaine Tan ...  Angeline Borgen 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Jamie Hayden Jamie Hayden ...  Degang Adams / ... 10 episodes, 2015
Mathias Romano Mathias Romano ...  Tim Borgen 8 episodes, 2015
Amrita Acharia ...  Amina Sahir 8 episodes, 2016
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Acquitted follows the story of Aksel Borgen, a Norwegian business man who has worked his way to the top during his 20 years in Asia having left his native town after being acquitted of the murder of his high school sweetheart. When his home town's cornerstone business is threatened by bankruptcy, Aksel returns to save the place that once turned its back on him. The past has not been forgotten. His arrival tears old wounds apart and new conflicts arise as the past meets the present. Acquitted shadows a battle of guilt, revenge and hope of reconciliation, the man who pleaded not guilty is still judged by society.

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Acquitted for murder. Condemned for life. (Series 1.) See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Norway

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Norwegian | English | Swedish

Release Date:

2 March 2015 (Norway) See more »

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Absuelto See more »

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Oslo, Norway See more »

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NOK 68,750,000 (estimated)
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Miso Film Norge See more »
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(Episodes 1 - 10)

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The striking spiral staircase and boardroom of Solar Tech, featured throughout season one, is located in the Powerhouse Kjørbo in Sandvika . See more »

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Gripping yet inconsistent
19 May 2017 | by Ake_AnderssonSee all my reviews

Good things: The cinematography of the series is impressive. The actors give a solid performance. The music helps the atmosphere of the series to stay consistently gripping. Every second contains an excellent amount of uncomfortable tension that prevents the otherwise overdramatized script from falling into the soap opera category.

At the same time, the script is still plagued by some serious illogicalities. It is simply questionable whether an international high tech company could have been managed successfully by a woman whose behavior is seriously neurotic at worst and someone whose background is such a huge question mark could work as a big shot in an investment company and stay married with the same woman for 17 years.

Moreover, it is nothing short of unconvincing that the small town in which the events of this series take place could be so remarkably void of people who would just listen to reason and act sensibly under most circumstances.

Summary: While I still enjoy to watch the series, I can't help being nagged by the feeling that something just doesn't make sense in the script.


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