DK- SE-NO / 45 min (6 episodes)/ Color / Copenhagen Film Fund, Miso Film, Outline Film, Public Service Pool, SVT-1, TV2, Viaplay Dir: Tobias Lindholm (6 episodes) Pro: Jonas Allen, Caroline Blanco, Peter Bose, Rene Ezra (6 episodes) Scr: Tobias Lindholm (6 episodes) Cin: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck (6 episodes) Mus: Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (6 episodes) Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Pernilla August, Rolf Lassgård, Laura Christensen, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Hans Henrik Clemensen, Charlotte Munck, Henrik Birch, Anders Juul, Henning Valin Jakobsen, Josephine Park, Frank Thiel, Patricia Schumann, Nicklas Søderberg Lundstrøm, Boie Kratfeldt, Inge Lise Goltermann, Palmi Gudmundsson, Gaspard Nicolas Perrier, Brian Conradsen. Synopsis: Copenhagen Police’s Homicide unit, headed by Jens Møller, tries to solve the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. (Source: IMDb) Release dates: Sweden (28 September 2020), Spain (11 December 2020), Australia (17 December 2020) Spanish title: The Investigation (El caso del submarino) IMDb Rating: 7.6.
This authentically and sensitively created series, written and directed by the Oscar-nominated Tobias Lindholm (Mindhunter, Borgen), follows the complex investigation carried out by Jens Møller, the Head of Homicide for the Copenhagen Police, surrounding the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. Played by Søren Malling (A Hijacking, Borgen), Møller is at the show’s centre, leading viewers through the complex jigsaw he and his team must piece together, to provide prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen (Game of Thrones’ Pilou Asbæk) with the evidence he needs to secure a guilty verdict against the murder suspect. (Source: Fremantle)
Distributed by Fremantle, The Investigation is produced by Miso Film for TV 2 Denmark in cooperation with Outline Film, SVT and Nordic Entertainment Group with support from DFI’s Public Service Fund, CPH Film Fund and the MEDIA Programme, with the BBC (UK), Spain’s Movistar, French Télévisions and Germany’s RTL also picking up the series.
My Take: Begoña and I had the opportunity to watch The Investigation during the last weekend. A great example of how to transfer to fiction a case based on a true story, with a very sober staged and interpretation, away from all kind of sensationalism. Highly recommended.