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Monster 

A young girl is missing, and her boyfriend dead. Police inspector Hedda Hersoug is back in her birthplace to live a quiet life, but is forced to work with the solitaire superintendent Joel Dreyer hunting down a serial killer.
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Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes ...  Hedda Hersoug 7 episodes, 2017
Jakob Oftebro ...  Joel Dreyer 7 episodes, 2017
Bjørn Sundquist ...  Edvart Arvola 7 episodes, 2017
Gørild Mauseth Gørild Mauseth ...  Margot van Gebert 7 episodes, 2017
Agnes Born ...  Jani van Gebert 7 episodes, 2017
Martin Furulund ...  Skule van Gebert 7 episodes, 2017
Reidar Sørensen ...  Einar Hersoug 7 episodes, 2017
Karoline Arntzen Karoline Arntzen ...  Renate Nilsen 7 episodes, 2017
Bjørn Moan ...  Torgeir 7 episodes, 2017
Natalia Aasheim Natalia Aasheim ...  Elena 7 episodes, 2017
Per Kjerstad Per Kjerstad ...  Hans Nilsen 6 episodes, 2017
Marius Kolbenstvedt Marius Kolbenstvedt ...  Bernt Hagen 6 episodes, 2017
Heidi Goldmann Heidi Goldmann ...  Toril Lind 6 episodes, 2017
Ánne Mággá Wigelius ...  Alice 6 episodes, 2017
Torill Helene Nordvik Røksvaag Torill Helene Nordvik Røksvaag ...  Dame i menigheten 6 episodes, 2017
Niklas Gundersen ...  Ross Mikkelsen 5 episodes, 2017
Anja Saiva Bongo Bjørnstad Anja Saiva Bongo Bjørnstad ...  Maria / ... 1 episode, 2017
Britt Langlie Britt Langlie ...  Ruth Arvola 5 episodes, 2017
Sverre Porsanger Sverre Porsanger ...  Børge Svonnir 5 episodes, 2017
John Sigurd Kristensen John Sigurd Kristensen ...  Willy Eighner 5 episodes, 2017
Anders Dahlberg ...  Holger van Gebert 4 episodes, 2017
Elise Hanssen Elise Hanssen ...  Andrea Svonnir 4 episodes, 2017
Stig Biekkola Stig Biekkola ...  Bønneleder 4 episodes, 2017
Guri Johnson Guri Johnson ...  Mildred Mikkelsen 3 episodes, 2017
Mari Hanssen Mari Hanssen ...  Hannah Svonnir 3 episodes, 2017
Petter Vermeli Petter Vermeli ...  Harry Wallenberg 3 episodes, 2017
Per Bogstad Gulliksen Per Bogstad Gulliksen ...  Kristjon Amundsen 3 episodes, 2017
Vera Holte ...  Caroline Hersoug 3 episodes, 2017
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A young girl is missing, and her boyfriend dead. Police inspector Hedda Hersoug is back in her birthplace to live a quiet life, but is forced to work with the solitaire superintendent Joel Dreyer hunting down a serial killer.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Jakob Oftebro (Joel Dreyer) & Martin Furulund (Skule van Gebert) also worked together on In Order of Disappearance (2014) as Aaron Horowitz & Sverre J. Evensen respectively. See more »

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No a great addition to the Scandi noir genre
4 February 2018 | by con_auSee all my reviews

Monster tries to make the most of the brilliant, mystical Artic circle, but in the end, for me, the script and pace was a massive let down. Monster is the starts with a missing persons investigation. The lead investigators are a combative couple - a prodigal daughter with a curious past who has returned to care for her ailing father, and a young detective battling his own personal demons. Missing turns to murder and the body count rapidly multiplies as the layers of the small community are peeled away to reveal infidelity, religious zealotism, drug trafficking and more. The investigators flounder as the looping plotlines entangle them and they push up against their own inadequacies (at a certain point one concedes that they are pretty hopeless at the job of detecting). The cinematography is lovely and some of the performances are compelling, but the pace is inconsistent and neither the undercurrent of mysticism nor the tightening circle of a murder investigation are fully realised. As the plot tangents multiplied, my suspension of disbelief was challenged by a few too many convenient coincidences, not to mention police work that would make the Keystone Cops feel like an elite force. I'm pretty sure that a 21st century Norwegian police force, even a small one, in the remote northern reaches, wouldn't settle for repeated crime scene violations and un-bagged, unsecured evidence being traipsed about the countryside. I swear I'm not being pedantic. It's those kind of details that serve as a huge distraction, particularly when the plot itself is at risk of sinking. I think Monster tries too hard to do too much, and in the end become so muddied that none of the storylines feel satisfactorily told.


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