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Icelandic TV series Case named as one of the best crime dramas of 2017

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  • "Extra-chilly example of Nordic noir" Gabríela, the Police detective who finds herself in the middle of a dark case where every form of exploitation of women and girls seems to play a role. Photo/Stöð 2

The crime drama Case (Réttur in Icelandic) has been named as one of the best new crime dramas of 2017 by the UK magazine The Week. Other series on the list include the second series of Making a Murderer, Narcos and Twin Peaks. The Icelandic TV series were also picked by The New York Times as the best TV shows of 2016.

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Case, which was premiered on the local TV channel Stöð 2 has recently been made available on Netflix. The series has been described as a "smart and extra-chilly example of Nordic noir". It begins with the apparent suicide of a young dancer, but then evolves into an exploration of the exploitation of women and the corruption lurking beneath respectableness. The Guardian promises viewers will be hooked by the second episode. 

The director of Case is Baldvin Z, who was also the director of the Icelandic hit crime drama Trapped.

 

 

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