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During a snowy Christmas season in Sweden, psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds not only herself but also her autistic daughter drawn into the investigation of a number of disturbing deaths.
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Series cast summary:
Melinda Kinnaman ...  Inger Johanne Vik 16 episodes, 2015-2017
Henrik Norlén ...  Ingvar Nyman 16 episodes, 2015-2017
Esmeralda Struwe ...  Stina Vik 13 episodes, 2015-2017
Simon J. Berger ...  Isak Aronson 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Annika Hallin ...  Hedvig Nyström 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Gerhard Hoberstorfer ...  Bo Sundberg / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Lily Wahlsteen Lily Wahlsteen ...  Linnea Vik 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Greg Wise ...  Warren Schifford 8 episodes, 2017
Marek Oravec ...  Richard Forrester 8 episodes, 2015
Samuel Fröler ...  Torbjörn Skoglund 8 episodes, 2017
Anja Lundqvist Anja Lundqvist ...  Jessica Östlund 8 episodes, 2017
Kim Cattrall ...  Helen Tyler 8 episodes, 2017
Paprika Steen ...  Alva Roos 8 episodes, 2017
Johan Rabaeus ...  Harald Bohman 8 episodes, 2017
Magnus Roosmann ...  Marcus Ståhl 8 episodes, 2015
Peter Jöback ...  Rolf Ljungberg 8 episodes, 2015
Johan Widerberg ...  Lukas Lindgren 8 episodes, 2015
Billy Campbell ...  Dale Tyler 8 episodes, 2017
Krister Henriksson ...  Erik Lindgren 8 episodes, 2015
Liv Mjönes ...  Patricia Green 8 episodes, 2015
Lo Kauppi Lo Kauppi ...  Linda Clason 8 episodes, 2017
Nina Zanjani Nina Zanjani ...  Philippa 8 episodes, 2017
Cecilia Nilsson Cecilia Nilsson ...  Elisabeth Lindgren 8 episodes, 2015
Christopher Wollter ...  Tobias Magnusson 8 episodes, 2017
Sigge Eklund ...  Gustav 8 episodes, 2017
Jonas Malmsjö Jonas Malmsjö ...  Oscar Ek 8 episodes, 2017
Emilia Poma ...  Zoe Tyler 7 episodes, 2017


During a snowy Christmas season in Sweden, psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds not only herself but also her autistic daughter drawn into the investigation of a number of disturbing deaths, through which she meets detective Ingvar Nyman of "Rikskrim", a Swedish national police force. Nyman is dispatched to Uppsala to investigate the shocking Christmas Eve murder of bishop Elisabeth Lindgren. In Stockholm, the bodies keep turning up - though the causes of death vary. But before long, Inger Johanne starts noticing a pattern. MODUS is a thrilling story that raises questions about religion, human rights, and the very nature of love itself. It goes beyond conventional crime and peppers the story with red-hot political issues and criticizing intolerance. Written by Miso Film

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Release Date:

23 September 2015 (Sweden) See more »

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Anne Holt: Der Mörder in uns See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)



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16:9 HD
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Screenwriters Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe said just having the one book ("Pengemannen" by Anne Holt ) had ensured Modus could delve deeper into the personal struggles of its characters than other popular crime dramas, as well as employing the slow and deliberate pace that is central to the popularity of Scandi-noir. See more »

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Never Tired of Nordic Noir
27 March 2019 | by sanguine-48966See all my reviews

Season 1 (just finished) is very engaging. At this time, I've binged several years worth of shows in the same genre, made all over the world. It gets harder and harder to find the good stuff. Modus is not quite as good as Bron (The Bridge) or the US version of The Killing (WHEN will we get to see the original Forbrydelsen in the US?!?) but it is right up there. Good production values, good acting (trivia: Melinda Kinnaman is US The Killing Joel Kinnaman's sister), some great acting (Krister Henriksson IS Wallander in Henning Mankell's series), and a good storyline (re. IMDB, based on a Norwegian novel by Anne Holt). We know the identity of the killer from the start, so the journey is the why of his origin and the suspense as the killer closes in. The social issues are more suited to a few decades ago, but maybe that's my wishful thinking. I rolled my eyes a bit that stereotyped ignorant Americans with thick regional accents were brought in to carry the plot. (It's equally annoying when the reverse is true for American TV.) But overall, a very good, entertaining season, definitely close to an 8 (but I'll add a miniscule point to help boost the unfair 6). At this time (Spring 2019), Modus is available in the US on PBS (through Amazon, in my case). On to Season 2!

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