When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that ...
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To protect his family, police detective Nikolai covers up a murder case. But when his co-investigator Anniken suspects foul play, he is trapped in a dangerous game on duty, blurring the line between right and wrong.
Ellen Dorrit Petersen,
Sixteen-year-old Jennifer disappears one night from her village in the Ardennes. Captain Gaspard Deker leads the investigation with local cop Virginie Musso, who knew the girl well. They are helped by Eve, a lonely and mysterious woman.
A reunion of childhood friends at a remote chalet in the French Alps soon turns into a desperate struggle for survival as they get cut off from rest of the world and a shocking dark secret from the past surfaces.
Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.
When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life again. Deadwind is a highly thrilling series from Finland mixing crime investigation and personal drama.
While Nordic Noir has been alive and kicking for over a decade, the Finns have entered this "competition" much later, basically with Sorjonen in 2016. As it was received well, some others followed, with Karppi being sold to Netflix. Not bad!
Although the script is no so smooth at times, with some ambiguous scenes for the sake of thrill, and the leading characters are not so strong and bright-line, the mood is well captured, using Finnish landscape and winter weather. A certain aridity is caused by the Finns´ typology and, in relation to modern criminology, using computers and mind-work is more realistic than constant shootings and chases we often see in US works. There are some nice twists and intertwining events, and performances are at least good, sometimes more (e.g. Jani Volanen, Tommi Korpela), and the so-called green thinking often annoying in Scandinavian series is not repressing here.
Thus, while not at the same level as e.g. Sorjonen, Karppi is still a nice contribution into the range of good and successful Nordic crime series.
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