When Reykjavik crime detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is called in to investigate a suicide case on Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the case turns out to be far from simple. Pulled into a sinister ...
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The Cliff is a dramatic mystery about a Crime Detective who is sent to a small community in Iceland to help a local policewoman investigate a suspicious accident. Together they unravel a ... See full summary »
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson,
Unnur Birna Jónsdóttir,
Ari Kapríus Kristjánsson
Set in a small coastal village in France, this is a quiet thriller of crime and dark secrets. The opening sequence takes place in a house just put out for sale. In it, the discovery of what... See full summary »
A doctor is shot in the back in her home, her husband is murdered and her infant daughter kidnapped. Faced with inept police, who at times suspect her, she begins her own hunt for her baby and the culprits.
Dicte is a dedicated reporter and refuses to give up before she has her story. Her stubbornes gives her problems immediately with the policeman John Wagner, and they often get into clashes with each other.
When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that ... See full summary »
To protect his family, police detective Nikolai covers up a murder case. But when his co-investigator Anniken suspects foul play, he is trapped in a dangerous game on duty, blurring the line between right and wrong.
Ellen Dorrit Petersen,
When Reykjavik crime detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is called in to investigate a suicide case on Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the case turns out to be far from simple. Pulled into a sinister trail of evidence, Helgi's own deeply hidden secrets are unearthed. Will Helgi turn a blind eye to murder in order to save the life of his daughter?Written by
A solid Icelandic crime series, but not among the finest ones
Even now, Iceland has a low crime rate, but "big crime" is yet present, particularly drugs and money laundry related ones. So, from time to time, the police cannot confine themselves to regular constable work, but have to deal with international malpractices and violent management of affairs.
Unlike in Hamarinn where standard issue crime drama story lines and characters were intertwined with (super)natural phenomena and abilities, Hraunið is an "ordinary" crime series where solution is reached without mythological issues or visions. Again, the acting is good, beautifully harsh Icelandic nature visible, but there was still something that fell short for me, falling behind e.g. Ófærð and other films where Baltasar Kormákur is usually involved. Several links between the past and present remained vague, and long chases and shootings do not somehow fit in... Some characters and scenes provided no additional value, and the ending came a bit hurriedly.
But still, if you like Nordic people and nature and expect a kind of thrill and dark forces, then Hraunið lets you spend pleasant hours in front of screen.
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