Sunday, 13 July 2014

Unit One Series 4 Short Review

4 stars of gripping Danish crime thriller.Unit One cover
Unit One began its life in 2000 as Rejseholdet (Mobile Unit) and is a long running and extremely popular Danish crime thriller, featuring a small team of experts who travel the country assisting local police forces with difficult cases. It is being released in the UK with English subtitles under the Arrow Films Nordic Noir label.
Altogether there were 32 episodes made, season 4 features the final 8 episodes and the dramatic conclusion to this excellent series.
Unit One Ingrid DahlAll of the episodes are based upon actual cases which occurred in Denmark over the course of two decades, which makes for some pretty impressive stories.
Central to the story is Ingrid Dahl (Charlotte Fich - Headhunter, Drabet), the Detective Chief Inspector, promoted during the first season. She now has the full respect of her team and despite their sometimes unorthodox methods, they almost always get the job done. Ingrid struggles with her private life, working long hours and trying to raise her son Tobias. She is unsure of her relationship with Ulf (Erik Wedersoe - The Idiots, Little Big Girl) who is her superior but who was also good friends with her parents. She is assisted by I.P. (Waage Sando) the Detective Inspector, who wanted her job, but now helps her to do it.
Unit One Mads 2As Ingrid struggles with her life, the cases keep coming in, and one of the most important members of the team is Allen Fischer (Mads Mikkelsen - Hannibal, Casino Royale), who is good at his job but will do anything to get results and is not above bending the rules.
Read the rest of the review over at Road Rash Reviews.

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