Denmark, August 2017. A Swedish journalist, Kim Wall, boards a homemade submarine to portray its whimsical designer, Peter Madsen.
The submersible sinks at night.
Its owner reappears alive.
The young woman has disappeared.
The head of the Criminal Department is convinced that it is a murder… We remember this summer news item, its dramatic conclusion.
Less of the investigation itself, long, methodical, carried out by the police in order to find the cause of death and then to prove the guilt of suspect number 1.
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In six episodes, the series, created by the Danish Tobias Lindholm, screenwriter and director of the excellent political fiction
(we also owe him
for the big screen) precisely traces the work of the policeman (played by Soren Malling) and his team, supported in their research by the prosecutor (Pilou Asbaek –
Game of Thrones
), two defector actors also from
Complex underwater excavations, autopsies, search for testimonies, conflicting relations with the media... will be at the heart of their concerns for months, maintaining the suspense even for the informed spectator.
A mad scientist adept at BDSM parties
The Kim Wall Affair
The Kim Wall Affair
chooses to show neither the crime nor the victim, it even ignores the executioner, while revealing their personality over the episodes.
The "mad scientist", passionate about the great hours of the war, is a fan of BDSM parties and delivers a new version of the circumstances of death at each advance in the investigation.
Kim Wall's body was dismembered and stabbed with 15 stab wounds, 14 of which were in the lower abdomen and genitals...
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The young woman, freelance journalist, who collaborated with
New York Times
, is told through her parents.
I write about hackers, scammers, voodoo, vampires, Chinatowns, atomic bombs, feminism
," she summed up on Twitter during her lifetime.
The police officer in charge of the investigation is also rooted in his daily life, that of conflicting relationships with his daughter, also in her thirties, soon to be a mother, who does not live well with her absences.
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Danish television, the origin of one of the first successful Scandi-noirs (Nordic thrillers) with
, then co-producer of
, proves that it has not lost its effectiveness in this area.