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The brutal murder of a French citizen sees French homicide investigator Kahina Zadi (Leïla Bekhti) go to Kiruna, Sweden. Together with Rutger Burlin (Peter Stormare) she begins an investigation that soon takes on staggering proportions.
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Series cast summary:
Leïla Bekhti ...  Kahina Zadi 8 episodes, 2016
Gustaf Hammarsten ...  Anders Harnesk 8 episodes, 2016
Albin Grenholm Albin Grenholm ...  Kimmo 7 episodes, 2016
Jakob Hultcrantz Hansson ...  Thorndahl 7 episodes, 2016
Jessica Grabowsky ...  Jenny Ann 7 episodes, 2016
Richard Ulfsäter ...  Thor 7 episodes, 2016
Oscar Skagerberg ...  Kristoffer Hanki 6 episodes, 2016
Jeremy Corallo Jeremy Corallo ...  Nadji 6 episodes, 2016
Göran Forsmark ...  Sparen 6 episodes, 2016
Karolina Furberg Karolina Furberg ...  Jessika Harnesk 6 episodes, 2016
Sofia Jannok Sofia Jannok ...  The Nåjd 6 episodes, 2016
Olivier Gourmet ...  Alain Gruard 5 episodes, 2016
Editha Domingo ...  Mabée 5 episodes, 2016
Maxida Märak Maxida Märak ...  Evelina Geatki 5 episodes, 2016
Tomas Glaving ...  Skip Rep 4 episodes, 2016
Charlotte Lindmark Charlotte Lindmark 5 episodes, 2016
Jesper Sjölander Jesper Sjölander ...  Skip Rep 4 episodes, 2016
Pavva Pittja Pavva Pittja ...  The Nåjd's brother 4 episodes, 2016
Rodolphe Congé Rodolphe Congé ...  Benoit 4 episodes, 2016
Iggy Malmborg Iggy Malmborg ...  Eddie 4 episodes, 2016
Malin Persson Malin Persson ...  Linnea 4 episodes, 2016
Camelia Chennaoui Camelia Chennaoui ...  Young Kahina Zadi 4 episodes, 2016
Martin Sundbom Martin Sundbom 4 episodes, 2016
Jalila Tlemsi Jalila Tlemsi ...  Kahina Zadi's Mother 4 episodes, 2016
Pär Andersson Pär Andersson ...  Journalist 2 episodes, 2016
Anna Azcárate ...  Kajsa Burlin 3 episodes, 2016
Rolf Degerlund Rolf Degerlund ...  Anders Harnesk's Boss 3 episodes, 2016
Pelle Heikkilä ...  Marko Hesling 2 episodes, 2016
Pontus Wikström Pontus Wikström ...  Jörgen Forsberg 1 episode, 2016
Peter Stormare ...  Rutger Burlin 2 episodes, 2016
Denis Lavant ...  Pierre Carnot 2 episodes, 2016
Kari-Matti Bruun Kari-Matti Bruun 2 episodes, 2016
Omid Khansari Omid Khansari ...  Bangkok Jori 2 episodes, 2016
Jemaa Khadri Jemaa Khadri 2 episodes, 2016
Marja Lisa Thomasson Marja Lisa Thomasson ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 2016
Anton Raukola Anton Raukola 2 episodes, 2016
Johanna Sundgren Mangi Johanna Sundgren Mangi 2 episodes, 2016
Aslat Mahtte Gaup Aslat Mahtte Gaup 1 episode, 2016
Lisa Henni ...  Justina Persson 1 episode, 2016
Ingemar Raukola Ingemar Raukola 2 episodes, 2016
Helena Lindegren Helena Lindegren ...  Doctor at the Hospital 2 episodes, 2016
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Kahina Zadi, a French police officer, travels to Kiruna, a small mining community in remote northern Sweden, to investigate a brutal murder of a French citizen. With the help of Anders Harnesk, a Swedish DA and a member of the Sami, an ancient, mysterious indigenous tribe of Scandinavia, they are faced with new killings and the initial murder turns out to be the tip of the iceberg. Kahina and Anders come to realize that behind the killings is a ten-year-old secret conspiracy involving many of the town's inhabitants. Kahina finds herself confronting a ruthless serial killer, always one step ahead, a macabre plan, and her own painful past. Written by ahmetkozan

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All the interiors of the Kiruna mine are actually filmed in a mine in Stockholm. See more »

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Some French in the very Northland
12 June 2017 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

This century has seen dozens of fine examples of Nordic Noir, particularly from Denmark and Sweden, but its wings have spread and presently many other countries are eager to shine or at least participate in the glory - like France here; on the other hand, for the sake of wider audiences and localities, the Nordics themselves need views and characters from aside.

Midnattssol has giftedly combined the opportunities based on above, and the result is an intriguing narration with interesting references to the past, versatile twists, beautiful nature, and maintenance of tension and thrill to almost the very end. The leading performances are not the finest - plus pity that a wonderful actor, Peter Stormare, was cut out so early - but, on the other hand, it enhances realism and pays attention to team efforts rather than a single solo (although the French lady is very keen on pursuing this :)). And last but not least - magnificent landscape, with daily life and difficulties of small Sami people, with what most viewers are not aware of.

Well, perhaps the wrongdoer was not too charismatic and the French connection remained somehow incomplete, but still, the series is worth watching - unless you are inured to fast action, lots of chases and betrayals. Life beyond the Polar circle has its own pace and angles...


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23 October 2016 (Sweden) See more »

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(8 episodes) | (entire series)

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16:9 HD
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