Quirky police detective, in Finland, delves into his mind palace to solve despicable crimes all the while trying to keep his family together. If Sherlock was based in Finland this would be it.


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Series cast summary:
Ville Virtanen ...  Kari Sorjonen 21 episodes, 2016-2018
Matleena Kuusniemi Matleena Kuusniemi ...  Pauliina Sorjonen 21 episodes, 2016-2018
Anu Sinisalo Anu Sinisalo ...  Lena Jaakkola 21 episodes, 2016-2018
Kristiina Halttu Kristiina Halttu ...  Taina Henttunen 21 episodes, 2016-2018
Lenita Susi Lenita Susi ...  Katia Jaakkola 21 episodes, 2016-2018
Olivia Ainali Olivia Ainali ...  Janina Sorjonen 21 episodes, 2016-2018
Ilkka Villi ...  Niko Uusitalo 21 episodes, 2016-2018
Matti Laine ...  Risto Susi-Huhtala 21 episodes, 2016-2018
Max Bremer Max Bremer ...  HP Lund 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Jasmin Hamid Jasmin Hamid ...  Jenna 'Jänis' Luhta 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Janne Virtanen Janne Virtanen ...  Robert Degerman 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Elias Salonen Elias Salonen ...  Elias Ström 14 episodes, 2016-2018
Johan Storgård Johan Storgård ...  Tuomas Heikkinen 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Laura Malmivaara ...  Anneli Ahola 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Mikko Leppilampi Mikko Leppilampi ...  Mikael Ahola 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Niina Nurminen Niina Nurminen ...  Johanna Metso 10 episodes, 2016-2018


A top murder investigator from the capital city of Finland moves to a small town of Lappeenranta nearby the Russian border in order to work less and spend more time with his family. However he soon realizes that the bordertown isn't the peaceful town he thought it was.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Fisher King Production


Finland | France


Finnish | Russian

Release Date:

16 October 2016 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Bordertown See more »

Filming Locations:

Lappeenranta, Finland See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Bordertown (Sorjonen) premiered in Finland on October 16 2016, on Yle TV1. See more »


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Top marks to the Finns for this show; more please!
15 September 2017 | by TweetyonIMDBSee all my reviews

Firstly, I don't write reviews unless I've watched the whole show or series. I watch a lot of foreign content and loved this series. Whilst I agree with one reviewer who criticised the show for wrapping up episodes a little too quickly, thus making the conclusion a tad hard to understand, this really affected only 1 or 2 episodes. Overall, the stories are well thought out, the acting is good and the scenery superb.

I liked the way the characters were developed and found myself invested in their personalities and lives. It's not just a cop show - you experience both the professional and private relationships of Kari, his family members and his work alliances. And whilst the stories do stand alone, it's best to watch the series in sequence to fully appreciate and understand the interrelationships that develop.

I believe a lot of thought went into the casting of the series. Ville Virtanen as the lead character Kari Sorjonen is superb - as well as being a nice bit of eye candy for we ladies. Matleena Kuusniemi, who plays Kari's wife Paulina, is just delightful and I cannot imagine anyone better for that role. Olivia Ainali, who plays their daughter Janina, looks like she could be their offspring and plays her role as a young adolescent, coping with all the complexities of that age group and peer pressures, very convincingly.

I'm hoping for a second series. Nine out of ten from me.

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