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Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders 

Rebecka Martinsson (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2017– )
When a childhood friend suddenly dies Rebecka Martinsson returns home to the north of Kiruna. But not everything is what it seems.
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Series cast summary:
Ida Engvoll ...  Rebecka Martinsson 8 episodes, 2017
Eva Melander ...  Anna Maria Mella 8 episodes, 2017
Jakob Öhrman Jakob Öhrman ...  Krister Eriksson 8 episodes, 2017
Gunilla Röör ...  Alva Björnfot 8 episodes, 2017
Jonas Inde ...  Fredrik Ohlsson 8 episodes, 2017
Niklas Engdahl ...  Måns Wenngren 8 episodes, 2017
Ville Virtanen ...  Lars Pohjanen 8 episodes, 2017
Ardalan Esmaili ...  Tommy Rantakyrö 8 episodes, 2017
Lars Lind ...  Sivving Fjällborg 8 episodes, 2017
Thomas Oredsson Thomas Oredsson ...  Sven-Erik Stålnacke 8 episodes, 2017
Samuel Fröler ...  Carl von Post 8 episodes, 2017
Fredric Thurfjell Fredric Thurfjell ...  Micke Kiviniemi 4 episodes, 2017
Kristoffer Berglund Kristoffer Berglund ...  Simon Kyrö 3 episodes, 2017
Jakob Hultcrantz Hansson ...  Robert Mella 3 episodes, 2017
Amanda Jansson Amanda Jansson ...  Wilma 3 episodes, 2017
Stefan Marling Stefan Marling ...  Johannes Svarvare 3 episodes, 2017
Christina Indrenius-Zalewski Christina Indrenius-Zalewski ...  Kertuu Krekula 3 episodes, 2017
Susanna Ringbom Susanna Ringbom ...  Anni Autio 3 episodes, 2017
Sascha Zacharias ...  Jenny Häggroth / ... 3 episodes, 2017-2020
Göran Forsmark ...  Hjörleifur Arnarson / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Antti Reini ...  Hjalmar Krekula 3 episodes, 2017
Robert Enckell ...  Tore Krekula 3 episodes, 2017
Lars Johansson Lars Johansson ...  Göran Sillfors 3 episodes, 2017
Manfred Negendanck Manfred Negendanck ...  Karl-Åke Pantzare 3 episodes, 2017
Måns Clausen Måns Clausen ...  Fastighetsmäklare 3 episodes, 2017
Annika Nordin Annika Nordin ...  Sekreterare 3 episodes, 2017
Algot Östman Algot Östman ...  Isak Krekula 3 episodes, 2017
Stina Ekblad ...  Maja Larsson 2 episodes, 2017
Holger Larsson Holger Larsson ...  Ankis pojke 2 episodes, 2017
Ingvar Virta Ingvar Virta ...  Robert Pihlsäter 2 episodes, 2017
Philip Lithner ...  Läkare 2 episodes, 2017
Malin Persson Malin Persson ...  Anki Lindmark 2 episodes, 2017
Maria Selbing Maria Selbing ...  Mildred Nilsson 2 episodes, 2017
Ida Wallfelt Ida Wallfelt ...  Inna Dufva 2 episodes, 2017
Claes Åhström Claes Åhström ...  Pipskägget 2 episodes, 2017
Astrid Assefa Astrid Assefa ...  Kvinnlig delägare 2 episodes, 2017
Rolf Degerlund Rolf Degerlund ...  Besiktningsman 2 episodes, 2017
Emil Johnsen ...  Diddi Dufva 2 episodes, 2017
Johan H:son Kjellgren ...  Grånad man 2 episodes, 2017
Kalled Mustonen ...  Jocke Häggroth 2 episodes, 2017
Sannamari Patjas Sannamari Patjas ...  Ari Bylund 2 episodes, 2017
Kirsti Stubo Kirsti Stubo ...  Ester Kallis 2 episodes, 2017
Oskar Thunberg Oskar Thunberg ...  Magnus Lindmark 2 episodes, 2017
Leila Haji Leila Haji ...  Mimmi 2 episodes, 2017
Maria Norgren Maria Norgren ...  Inger, barnförhörsexpert 2 episodes, 2017
Mats Pontén Mats Pontén ...  Örjan Bylund 2 episodes, 2017
Kim Tjernström Kim Tjernström ...  Hannes Karlsson 2 episodes, 2017
Jonas Wiman Jonas Wiman ...  Nalle 2 episodes, 2017
Ingvar Örner Ingvar Örner ...  Leif Pudas 2 episodes, 2017
Jeff Ranara Jeff Ranara ...  Ariyawong Somchai 2 episodes, 2017
Roger Storm Roger Storm ...  Lars Gunnar Winsa 2 episodes, 2017
David Åkerlund David Åkerlund ...  Stugägare 2 episodes, 2017
Lars-Gunnar Aronsson Lars-Gunnar Aronsson ...  Torbjörn Yllitalo 2 episodes, 2017
Elis Gerth Elis Gerth ...  Markus 2 episodes, 2017
Jan Waldekranz ...  Psykiatrikern 2 episodes, 2017
Maria Heiskanen ...  Lisa Stöckel 2 episodes, 2017
Niklas Larsson Lirell Niklas Larsson Lirell ...  Manlig vårdare 2 episodes, 2017
Maud Lundström Maud Lundström ...  Solbritt Uusitalo 2 episodes, 2017
Kurt Edin Kurt Edin ...  Samuel Johansson 2 episodes, 2017
Niklas Falk Niklas Falk ...  Erik Nilsson 2 episodes, 2017
Sebastian Sporsén Sebastian Sporsén ...  Robin Hammar 2 episodes, 2017
Marie Delleskog Marie Delleskog ...  Elin Hammar 2 episodes, 2017
Carl Jacobsson Carl Jacobsson ...  Stefan Wikström 2 episodes, 2017
Britt Mangi Britt Mangi ...  Astrid Larsson 2 episodes, 2017
Anna Björk Anna Björk ...  Kristin Wikström 2 episodes, 2017
Eddie O'Connell Eddie O'Connell ...  George Schnyder 2 episodes, 2017
Jesper Malm ...  Mauri Kallas 2 episodes, 2017
Jessika Rosdahl Jessika Rosdahl ...  Rebecka Martinsson 10 år 2 episodes, 2017
Caisa-Stina Forssberg Caisa-Stina Forssberg ...  Biträde biluthyrning 2 episodes, 2017
Sara Arnia Sara Arnia ...  Kvinnlig bärplockare 2 episodes, 2017
Sofia Rönnegård Sofia Rönnegård ...  Arkivarie 2 episodes, 2017
Jarl Lindblad Jarl Lindblad ...  Manlig bärplockare 2 episodes, 2017
Ellen Nyman Ellen Nyman ...  Kvinnlig jourläkare 2 episodes, 2017
Malou von Sivers ...  Malou von Sivers 2 episodes, 2017
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When a childhood friend suddenly dies Rebecka Martinsson returns home to the north of Kiruna. But not everything is what it seems.

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Ida Engvoll steals the thunder in the role of Rebecka.
24 February 2020 | by DimitrisPassas-TapTheLineSee all my reviews

Åsa Larsson is one of the least popular Swedish crime authors, nevertheless, her body of work constitutes a noteworthy addition to the Nordic noir genre. Her series featuring Rebecka Martinsson, an idiosyncratic young lawyer from Stockholm, has won critical acclaim and the total number of novels in the series so far is five. The first season of Rebecka Martinsson consists of eight episodes that are divided into pairs of two for each novel written by Larsson. Thus we have: The Blood Spilt (episodes 1 and 2), The Black Path (episodes 3 and 4), Until Thy Wrath Be Past (episodes 5 and 6), and The Second Deadly Sin (episodes 7 and 8). The producers chose not to include an adaptation of the first installment in the series, Solstorm. Perhaps this is due to the prior shooting of the titular movie in 2007 by Leif Lindblom, with Izabella Scorupco as Rebecka Martinsson and Mikael Persbrandt. Lindblom's movie was a mediocre adaptation of a mediocre book, as in Solstorm, Larsson's narrative style and plot coherence haven't yet been developed in the high standards that they did in the later novels and the plot apart from being implausible, had several holes. In the movie, Scorupco gives a convincing performance as the protagonist even though the rest of the cast seems to be out of their depth.

In this series, Ida Engvoll, the Swedish actress that the audiences have seen in plenty of movies and television series like Arne Dahl: Europa Blues, Beck, A Man Called Ove, proves to be the perfect fit for the role of the brilliant, though emotionally and mentally unstable, young female prosecutor. The setting is the little village of Kuravaara, near the town of Kiruna on the northernmost part of Sweden where the temperature is freezing and the landscape is known for its wild, almost inaccessible, beauty. It should be mentioned thatÅsa Larsson, even though born in Uppsala, was raised in Kiruna, so she possesses a deep knowledge of the landscape that is reflected in her prose, especially in the excellent descriptive parts. Rebecka, who lives in Stockholm with her fiance and works in a big law firm, returns to her hometown to attend the funeral of a person who was important to her, Mildred, a kind of substitute mother for her. She is first believed to be a victim of a terrible accident, though Rebecka soon finds out many holes in the original investigation and suspects foul play. Anna Maria Mella (Eva Melander) is the chief police investigator in Kiruna and an old friend of Rebecka's and she attempts to launch a homicide investigation for Mildred's death. This is a brief synopsis of the first two episodes of the show and I will not write anything more as it would spoil all the fun.

What makes Rebecka Martinsson stand out from other Scandinavian crime shows is the intense, powerful performance by I. Engvoll who is very similar to Rebecka's image that I created when I was reading the books. Engvoll is an actress with a wide range of skills and her acting in the episodes where she plays Rebecka having a total nervous and mental breakdown is top-notch. I cannot remember a female performance of similar fortitude in similar Swedish TV shows, perhaps with the only exception of Miranda Richardson's in Before We Die (original title: Innan vi dör). Furthermore, the producers were careful not to alter the plotlines of the books, retaining the main story and plot points. As a result, the show numbers among the best Swedish crime television series of the last five years along with Before We Die, Spring Tide, The Lawyer, etc. If you enjoy a proper Nordic crime/mystery series, then Rebecka Martinsson should be one of your top choices.

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8 March 2017 (Sweden) See more »

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(8 episodes)

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Dolby Digital (5.1)



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16:9 HD
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