Midnight Sun (Midnattssol) (2016, Leïla Bekhti, Gustaf Hammarsten)

In Nordic Noir crime thriller Midnight Sun, Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and the first victim turns out to be the tip of a very dark iceberg. The victims seemingly have nothing in common more than that they are all being killed in a well-planned and vicious manner.

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In their hunt for the truth, both Kahina and Anders are forced to deal with their own past that they have repressed. A personal journey through a painful past becomes the key to succeed in preventing the violent killings that affects the small mining community.


production details
Swedish – French | 8×52 minutes | 2016

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Creators: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein

Leïla Bekhti as Kahina Zadi
Gustaf Hammarsten as Anders Harnesk
Editha Domingo as Mabée
Peter Stormare as Rutger Burlin
Denis Lavant as Pierre Carnot
Albin Grenholm as Kimmo
Jakob Hultcrantz Hansson as Thorndahl
Jessica Grabowsky as Jenny Ann
Richard Ulfsäter as Thor
Oscar Skagerberg as Kristoffer Hanki
Karolina Furberg as Jessika Harnesk
Olivier Gourmet as Alain Gruard

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