TV Review: CASE

Look out for this new show….

Euro But Not Trash

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Is this taut Icelandic drama Nordic Noir’s next big hit?

Secrets and lies buried for decades are exposed when a police officer and a pair of lawyers examine the circumstances behind a teenage ballerina’s death. A routine investigation into an apparent suicide spirals outward in unexpected directions as the community discovers it has unwittingly harboured a terrible evil.

Following hot on the trail of Trapped, Case is the latest flowering of Icelandic TV’s creative renaissance. Lawyers Logi Traustason (Magnús Jónsson) and Brynhildur (Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir) from the series The Court have left behind Law and Court Inc’s plush offices and are living very different lives while working on opposite side of the investigation. Both characters are forced to confront painful demons and put aside personal animosity as they join forces with detective Gabriella (Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir) to expose a horrific crime and smash a web of corruption…

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