The year is 1975, and the West German embassy in Stockholm is occupied by German terrorists. It's an attack not only on the embassy, but on Sweden's long-standing pride as a peaceful nation... See full summary »
Helena Af Sandeberg,
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 ... See full summary »
Helena Af Sandeberg,
The sequel to Jagarna (1996), the film concerns Erik who is asked to return to his hometown in Sweden to solve a brutal murder. Although hesitant to go back due to unfavourable memories of ... See full summary »
A Stockholm cop moves back home to his brother near Norway and Finland. He investigates out of control deer poaching. He confiscates rifles with no permits. Everybody, even his brother and local cops, are against him. Things escalate.
In two new Nordic Noir thrillers, Rolf Laasgaard, one of Scandinavia's most popular actors (Wallander, False Trail), assumes a powerful new role as Police profiler Sebastian Bergman. ... See full summary »
Erik returns to the northernmost of Sweden after a lifetime with Stockholm police save The Hunters (1996) and False Trail (2011). Retirement doesn't become him so he helps his nephew Peter, a rookie at the local police.
Johan Marenius Nordahl
Markus Haglund (Mikael Persbrandt) is a criminal law professor fond of liquors, promiscuous relationships and disobeying superiors. At Uppsala University near Stockholm, he establishes a ... See full summary »
Helena Af Sandeberg,
In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were... See full summary »
Tomas von Brömssen,
After a long sick leave and recovery police detective Peter Wendel is back on duty. He is commissioned to form a new team to reopen unresolved murder cases, however he soon finds himself ... See full summary »
Maria Sundbom Lörelius
A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the public parks of Stockholm. The police has trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of ... See full summary »
According to the credits this is based on Leif G.W. Persson's novel trilogy "Välfärdsstatens fall" (The Fall of the Welfare State), however it's really just based on part 1 and 3. The following mini-series Den fjärde mannen (2014) is based on part 2. See more »
An excellent television adaptation of the first novel in ''Fall of the Welfare State'' series.
All authors of the infamous Nordic Noir genre owe a lot to the Swedish criminologist and crime fiction writer, Leif G.W. Persson. His trilogy about the -still unsolved- Palme assassination and the subsequent investigation from the Swedish Police is a monumental work which blends perfectly two genres, crime fiction and true crime. Persson provides the reader a fictional account of the Palme investigation, but the story is solidly based on the real, hard facts around the incident that changed Sweden for ever.
The story is narrated in two time dimensions: the present, 26 years after the Palme execution, Superintendent Lars Martin Johansson is recruited in order to unoficially reopen the cold case in order to reveal the truth and redeem the Swedish people of an open wound. Johansson assembles a team of efficient police officers who face the impossible task to achieve what the whole of Swedish police force failed to do for a quarter of a century. The past timeline recounts the last months prior to the Palme murder, recording the conspiracies and intrigue that finally led to it.
Rolf Lassgard is an experienced and renowned actor and he delivers a solid performance as L. M. Johansson. But Jonas Karlsson steals the spotlight in his role of the sadistic sociopath Klas Waltin who totally lacks any moral compass and will stop at nothing in order to get what he wishes. Furthermore, the dialogue parts are of high quality and offer a lot of memorable quotes to the viewer. The plot is dense, with multiple sub-plots which are always connected to story's arc and the pace of its unfolding is rather fast. ''Death of a Pilgrim'' is a dark and grim tv series, shot in gloomy, grey tones with nearly no sympathetic to the viewer characters but nevertheless, it forces the viewer to watch more due to the high levels of quality in every aspect of the production.
It is a chance for the viewers who are not familiar with L. G. W. Persson's novels, in parts during the length of each book, to be introduced to the mind of a contemporary master of the genre. Moreover, if -for any reason- you are specifically interested in the Palme case, this series is a good first step to wardslearning the basics.
''Death of a Pilgrim'' is a must-see for fans of quality crime fiction and true crime.
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