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Sorjonen (original title)
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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.


Miikko Oikkonen
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Series cast summary:
Ville Virtanen ...  Kari Sorjonen 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Matleena Kuusniemi Matleena Kuusniemi ...  Pauliina Sorjonen 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Anu Sinisalo Anu Sinisalo ...  Lena Jaakkola 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Lenita Susi Lenita Susi ...  Katia Jaakkola 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Olivia Ainali Olivia Ainali ...  Janina Sorjonen 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Ilkka Villi ...  Niko Uusitalo 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Matti Laine ...  Risto Susi-Huhtala 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Jasmin Hamid Jasmin Hamid ...  Jenna 'Jänis' Luhta 30 episodes, 2016-2019
Max Bremer Max Bremer ...  HP Lund 28 episodes, 2016-2019
Janne Virtanen Janne Virtanen ...  Robert Degerman 28 episodes, 2016-2019
Kristiina Halttu Kristiina Halttu ...  Taina Henttunen 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Laura Malmivaara ...  Anneli Ahola 22 episodes, 2016-2019
Johan Storgård Johan Storgård ...  Tuomas Heikkinen 17 episodes, 2016-2019
Elias Salonen Elias Salonen ...  Elias Ström 14 episodes, 2016-2018
Mikko Leppilampi ...  Mikael Ahola / ... 14 episodes, 2016-2019


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


Featured in Rikoksen musta pohjoinen (2018) 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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Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Bordertown See more »

Filming Locations:

Lappeenranta, Finland See more »

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