Kosonen plays the exceptionally gifted undercover cop Mari Saari.
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Series cast summary:
Krista Kosonen ...  Mari Saari 10 episodes, 2018
Sibel Kekilli ...  Madina Taburova 10 episodes, 2018
Tommi Korpela ...  Tommi Viita 10 episodes, 2018
Jani Volanen ...  Jaska Lahti 10 episodes, 2018
Leo Honkonen ...  Vili Porkka 10 episodes, 2018
Dragomir Mrsic ...  Juri Borodin 10 episodes, 2018
Adra Al-Aliáyat Adra Al-Aliáyat ...  Alba Kavén 10 episodes, 2018
Outi Mäenpää ...  Tuomi 10 episodes, 2018
Nika Savolainen ...  Zara 10 episodes, 2018
Jasmin Mora Jasmin Mora ...  Roza Mazri 10 episodes, 2018
Timo Tuominen Timo Tuominen ...  Juha Puistola 10 episodes, 2018
Sherwan Haji ...  Sayid 10 episodes, 2018
Mika Melender ...  Lawyer 10 episodes, 2018
Valeryia Kasheunikava Valeryia Kasheunikava ...  Young Woman 10 episodes, 2018
Birgitta Iskala Birgitta Iskala ...  Teacher 10 episodes, 2018
Koen De Bouw ...  Oligarch 10 episodes, 2018
Seppo Pirskanen Seppo Pirskanen ...  Cab Driver 10 episodes, 2018
Daniel Pala Daniel Pala ...  Agent 2 10 episodes, 2018
Inna Bodson Inna Bodson ...  Girl (12-year-old Mari) 10 episodes, 2018
Kuuno Väntar Kuuno Väntar ...  Jujitsu Instructor 10 episodes, 2018
Gunther Tyriard Gunther Tyriard ...  Unit Commander 10 episodes, 2018
Timo Utterström ...  Pathology Student 10 episodes, 2018
Roda Fawaz Roda Fawaz ...  Dhirkullah 10 episodes, 2018
Elisabeth Puglia Elisabeth Puglia ...  Minahil 10 episodes, 2018
Robert Enckell ...  Interior Minister 10 episodes, 2018
Dimitri Duquennoy Dimitri Duquennoy ...  Head of Security 10 episodes, 2018
Kimmo Tihveräinen Kimmo Tihveräinen ...  Police Officer 10 episodes, 2018
Gisele Virkkunen Gisele Virkkunen ...  Zaha Mazri 10 episodes, 2018
Ken Muyldermans Ken Muyldermans ...  Agent 4 10 episodes, 2018
Mikko Nikola Mikko Nikola ...  Doctor 2 10 episodes, 2018
Elina Patrakka Elina Patrakka ...  Sofia Ekman 10 episodes, 2018
Jussi Nikkilä ...  Tech Guy 10 episodes, 2018
Kari Vento Kari Vento ...  Judge 10 episodes, 2018
Sarlotta Kalliosalo Sarlotta Kalliosalo ...  Dance instructor 10 episodes, 2018
Ari Joki ...  Tech Guy #2 10 episodes, 2018
Antti Rauhala Antti Rauhala ...  Tech Guy #3 10 episodes, 2018
Aleksi Friberg Aleksi Friberg ...  Tech Guy #4 10 episodes, 2018
Juho Keskitalo Juho Keskitalo ...  Tech Guy #5 10 episodes, 2018
Anton Kettunen ...  Dad at the elevators 10 episodes, 2018
Laura Malmivaara ...  Kerttu Kavén 9 episodes, 2018
Adna Mohamed Adna Mohamed ...  Almaz Kosar Abdi 9 episodes, 2018
Milka Ahlroth ...  Anna Viita 9 episodes, 2018
Lilja Kervinen Lilja Kervinen ...  Ronja Viita 9 episodes, 2018
Kai Vaine Kai Vaine ...  Kim Ekman 9 episodes, 2018
Juho Milonoff Juho Milonoff ...  Jari Holma 9 episodes, 2018
Tibo Vandenborre ...  Leonid 9 episodes, 2018
Nikolai Bentsler Nikolai Bentsler ...  Valery 9 episodes, 2018
Sten Karpov ...  Faisal 9 episodes, 2018
Taisto Oksanen ...  Doctor 9 episodes, 2018
Sachli Gholamalizad ...  Zamira Hoxha 9 episodes, 2018
Elvin Larres Elvin Larres ...  Jasper Kavén 9 episodes, 2018
Lauri Untamo ...  Plain Clothes Officer 9 episodes, 2018
Olivier Bisback ...  Agent 3 9 episodes, 2018
Nabil Mallat ...  The Arabian 9 episodes, 2018
Nora Dari Nora Dari ...  Bara'ah 9 episodes, 2018
Sampo Sarkola ...  Kari Kavén 9 episodes, 2018
Andrei Tsumak Andrei Tsumak ...  Konstantin 9 episodes, 2018
Oona Airola ...  Jaana Kulmala 9 episodes, 2018
Milla Puolakanaho Milla Puolakanaho ...  Nurse #1 9 episodes, 2018
Dahlia Pessemiers ...  Jumanah 9 episodes, 2018
Lukas De Wolf ...  Aslan 9 episodes, 2018
Elá Yildirim Elá Yildirim ...  Ridha Mazri 9 episodes, 2018
Linda Manelius Linda Manelius ...  Sini 9 episodes, 2018
Ronia Mahmoud Ahmad Ronia Mahmoud Ahmad ...  Farrah Mazri 9 episodes, 2018
Galyna Svetaya Galyna Svetaya ...  Aid Worker 9 episodes, 2018
Isabelle van Hecke Isabelle van Hecke ...  Director of Housekeeping 9 episodes, 2018
Michael Cambier Michael Cambier ...  Agent 1 9 episodes, 2018
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An ex-terrorist, Madina Taburova, who was presumed dead, turns up in Helsinki seeking political asylum. Using a fake identity, the Intelligence Agency officer Mari Saari has to befriend this ex-terrorist to find out why she's here. In order to uncover the mystery, Mari Saari has to form an unlikely partnership with an older streetwise narcotics cop. But everything is not as it seems. Written by AnonymusB

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A surprise from Finland.
10 February 2020 | by DimitrisPassas-TapTheLineSee all my reviews

Finland is a country that does not strictly belong to the Scandinavian nations mainly due to its peculiar language which doesn't share many common characteristics with Swedish or Danish, and secondly because of its cultural development that doesn't resemble the other Nordic countries. The same, of course, can be said about Iceland which also has its distinct cultural tradition. We nowadays tend to use the term Nordic when talking about the five countries: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland. Nevertheless, there are many Finnish contributions in the ever-evolving Nordic noir phenomenon and one of the brightest examples is Bullets . a 10-part TV show with a storyline full of potential and a cast of noted Finnish thespians.

Krista Kosonen ( Blade Runner 2049 , Beforeigners ) is the main protagonist of the series, playing Mari Saari, a secret service super-agent who mourns for the loss of her friend during a police operation that constitutes the show's first scene. Furthermore., there is Sibel Kekilli, the German actress of Turkish origin that we saw in the early seasons of Game of Thrones , who portrays Madina Taburova, a Chechen woman who became radicalized during the war with the Russians and now recruits young girls to take part in terrorist attacks throughout Europe. Tommi Korpela is the middle-aged police investigator who helps Mari with her work, a man having family troubles and a teenage daughter that doesn't seem to like him. We also have the opportunity to see a familiar face in the role of the villain/antagonist, Dragomir -"Gago"- Mrsic, the Yugoslavian actor that we first met in the Easy Money ( Snabba Cash ) trilogy, as the brutal henchman Mrado, and more recently in Viaplay's crime TV series, Alex .

The plot involves Mari working as an undercover agent in order to meet and befriend Taburova who is suspected to plan the next terrorist attack soon in the Finnish soil. Mari will pose as a social worker who becomes responsible for the Chechen immigrant Taburova and gradually she earns Madina's trust as she helps her deal with personal problems. Madina also has a tragic past which is revealed gradually, through the use of flashbacks, to the audience and has a daughter that she was forced to abandon in Chechnya, more than fifteen years ago.

Bullets is a TV show that features lots of action and plenty of times we admire Mari's skills in martial arts in fighting sequences. But, what this show strives for is to show how difficult is to judge its characters who are repeatedly making questionable, in terms of ethics and morality, decisions because of extreme circumstances. It is evident that the creators didn't want a Hollywood-style action show based on the dazzling special effects, but a series that would portray, as honestly as possible, the impossible dilemmas and extremist actions committed by certain people that we quickly label as "terrorists" ignoring their personal histories and life dramas. But did they succeed in Bullets?

I think that each viewer should answer truthfully to this question and if the response is positive, then the series should be considered as a success. I haven't heard anything about a second season being on production, but I think it would be interesting to see what a sequel season has in store for the main characters.


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