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After a mild stroke leaving his right side paralyzed, the doctor telling him a total change of lifestyle is required to escape a massive heart attack. Being Sweden's most successful detective, the doctor tells him her father, a priest, now deceased, had a woman for confession. She told the priest she knew the man who raped and killed a nine year old girl in 1985. The doctor ask the retired detective to investigate. The case being unsolved and also too old to be prosecuted, the partially handicapped detective, enlists a former colleague to help. In between trying to escape his new dietary regime, with a stubborn attitude and known to be the man who can see around corners, he follows the old trail left by a paedophile killer in the Swedish summer. Not knowing what to do if he actually finds him. Let the old testament rule apply? An eye for an eye?Written by
lene hoset sunde
I am in no way a fan of Swedish TV series, but this is so well done, from the acting by the leading actors and the supporting staff, to the cinematography, using a perfect mix of hand cameras, drones, and tripods/cranes.
With simple tools the director, Kristian Petri, creates a thrilling story about a dying detective's last case, given to him by the doctor, who tells him he's dying, from over-weight, and over-indulgence.
The actors are very well picked, not a single of them seems to be miscast, or unbelievable. Even the smallest roles is so well cast, that I can only doff my hat, and say: 'Bravo!'
That it is a thrilling story, told fairly fast-paced, does not make it worse.
Reminds me a bit of Grand Turismo, where the main character, also an old, terminally ill, bloke, also dies in the end, the acting being just as impressive, and the unfortunate victim being an immigrant.
The rest is totally different, except we, the viewers, early on learn that the main character is terminally ill.
I you liked Gran Turismo you'll love this mini-series!
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