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Midnight Sun 

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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Excellent Top Notch Murder Mystery Series in the Nordic Noir Genre
20 April 2017 | by jk-692-236394See all my reviews

I watch a ton of foreign murder series. All the "big" name ones, and tons of mediocre, not so great ones. Midnight Sun was gripping.

I enjoy when I watch a series and learn about other cultures at the same time. A big part of this story involved the "Sami" people. The Sami people (also Sámi or Saami, traditionally known in English as Lapps or Laplanders) are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. ( hat tip to Wiki). The series has a mix of French, English and Swedish, so you do need subtitles. I enjoyed the mix.

I had never heard of these people, and it was interesting to do a little research and learn. I felt the actors were top notch. Some of these reviews complained when one of the policemen makes an early exit from the show. I was disappointed as well, but the other policemen grows on you. ( Trying to avoid spoilers, so no names).

The French actress, Leïla Bekhti is mesmerizing. I would like to see her in more series available for a broader market. The rest of the actors were very good, right down to the town people. I am usually able to guess the murderer/s quite early on, since I watch so many shows like this, but this one keeps you guessing.

There are many layers that unfold as the story continues, and you are not sure what is going on exactly.

I enjoyed that. Also there were some new and gruesome ways to murder people in this show. It is not the same old, that is for sure. This was not the usual dark setting of many Nordic series. The scenery is beautiful. It is always sunny. The are in the constant sunlight period of the region.

I binged watched this over two days. Sometimes with some of these shows that unfold more slowly, you get into the rhythm better with binge watching it.

I enjoyed that this show was not depressing. Which is a surprise maybe since people do die in gruesome ways. Some of these tend to be so dark and sad with their main characters. These main characters had back stories, but were more hopeful in tone.

I find it refreshing to watch the slower pace and the use of silence to make a point, and punctuate moments. This tends to not be the way of American shows, that is for sure! I highly recommend this. It was done by the same writers who did "Swedish/Danish TV series Bron/Broen or The Bridge". which is amazing.


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Country:

Sweden | France

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Swedish | French | English | Saami

Release Date:

23 October 2016 (Sweden) See more »

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(8 episodes) | (entire series)

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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16:9 HD
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