Morden i Sandhamn (Still Waters) (Murder in Sandhamn) (English subtitles) (Swedish import)
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Swedish edition, English subtitles. Based upon the bestselling debut book in the Sandhamn series "Still Waters" ("I det lugnaste vatten") by Viveca Sten, This three part TV series went onto become Christmas drama hit upon airing on Swedish TV4 at Christmas 2010. A murderer is around in the Swedish summer paradise and it's upto DCI Thmoas Andreasson to solve the case.
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Sandhamn is a location in the Stockholm archipelago (a group of picturesque islands a short journey from the Swedish capital) and the central point of events in a series of (so far 5) detective stories featuring DCI Thomas Andreasson written by Viveca Sten. Sadly none of these have been translated into English (yet).
Starring as Thomas Andreasson is Swedish born, Danish raised Jakob Cedergren who will be recognisable to viewers of recent Danish dramas The Killing - Series 1-3 [DVD] and Those Who Kill - Series 1 [DVD]. In The Killing he played Mayor Bremer's assistant Philip Dessau while he played the lead role of Thomas Schaeffer in Those Who Kill, as seen on ITV3 in the UK. In Morden i Sandhamn, multi-lingual Cedergren speaks in Swedish throughout.
It's a decent mystery with a satisfying conclusion. Hopefully the other four stories will be available sometime soon to enjoy too.
Update Oct 2012 - a UK distributor has acquired the series for distribution in the UK and I would not be surprised if BBC4 end up buying it. Two further mysteries have now been filmed and will screen in Sweden at the end of the year with a DVD release soon after.
Swedish noir can be a little heavy at times. This new series, 'The Sandhamn Murders' gives us a new take on this beautiful island in the Stockholm archipelago.
The Sandhamn Murders Finds Nora Linde, played by Alexander Rapaport, with her family as summer residents in Sandhamn. While swimming one morning she finds a corpse wrapped up in a fishing net. The island is covered by the city police and Thomas Andreasson, played by Jakob Cedergren, is sent To investigate. Coincidentally, he and Nora went to the same school, and an instant attraction begins.
As the investigation proceeds, there is another death, linking to the first murdered man. Thomas and his colleague cannot find much evidence until Nora gives them some clues. Of course, mischief and mayhem ensues. Nora becomes too invo,fed in the case and danger befalls.
All in all I found this series a little disappointing. Action is slow, writing is so-so. The characters are predictable, romance comes and goes. However, there is enough interest to look at the second series.
Recommended. prisrob 08-31-15
Didn't guess who dun it!
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Found it difficult to get the English subtitles and also to load the various sections. Not very English speaking friendly. Is the storey complete?Published 18 months ago by hugh watson
it is always difficult to create a story that ticks all the boxes and has no loose ends as well.Published on 10 Jun. 2013 by Agneta