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Frikjent 

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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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The truth must out. (Series 2.) 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 »

Also Known As:

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 second season of eight episodes was broadcast in Norway on TV 2 at the end of 2016. The channel paid 60 million Norwegian kroner for this. See more »

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Another versatile intertwining of past and present
17 May 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

In recent years, next to Denmark and Sweden, Norway has produced a number of good crime drama series where events occur in a small and/or distant community, with is vices and virtues. In spite of being one of the richest countries in the world, the human basics are the same, plus thinly populated areas and common solitude make investigations more difficult.

All this we can see in Frikjent as well, with tensions up due to a tragic event taken place decades ago. Sometimes it feels that the depiction is too widespread and the role of some characters and episodes is insignificant (e.g. the company-related ones), but the general atmosphere is well depicted and most important performances are pleasant, particularly Nicolai Cleve Broch as Aksel and Lena Endre (a Swede) as Eva whose mutual communication forms the most intensive verbal scenes in the series. The mentioned persons are definitely worth watching in other films/series as well, which I have managed to achieve.

And what is definitely nicer than in Sweden or Denmark, is nature. Also here, beautiful Norwegian landscape and environment is a kind of supporting actor for creating mood and completeness.


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