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Stella Blómkvist (Saga Film 2018, Heida Reed, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson)

Icelandic crime drama Stella Blómkvist stars Heida Reed as the quick-witted lawyer of the title.

Stella is not your typical lawyer though. Smart and ruthless, with a dark past, a fluid sexuality and a taste for whiskey and easy money, Stella takes on cases that always lead to danger; and the only thing she likes about rules is breaking them, or using them to break her opponents.

Her moral flexibility and sympathy for the underdog ensures that she is always the right person in the wrong place at the worst possible time.

Her investigations in Season One include the murder of young woman Halla, an assistant to the Prime Minister of Iceland. When Stella has to represent Sæmi, who was found standing over the body covered in blood, everyone is convinced it’s an open-and-shut case.

But the more she investigates, the murkier it all becomes. Secrets are uncovered that powerful people want to keep hidden, and before it’s over, a seedy trail of sex, murder and blackmail leads Stella into a twisted maze of ruthless corruption at the very heart of government itself.

Stella Blomqvist Heida Reed

cast
Heida Reed as Stella Blómkvist
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Sverrir
Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir as Edda
Jonathan Duffy as Jobbi
Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir as Dagbjört
Rúnar Freyr Gíslason as Þorsteinn
Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir as Gunna
Þorsteinn Guðmundsson as Ragnar

production details
Country: Iceland
Network and Production Companies: Sagafilm – Síminn – Viaplay
Duration: 6×45 minute episodes
Aired From: Will air in 2018





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