Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders, More4

Rebecka Martinsson

Remote – Ida Engvoll as Rebecka

Murder and secrets in a small Arctic community 


More4, Friday, 19 January, 9pm

THE WALTER PRESENTS strand is doing great work in ensuring we get our fix of Nordic murder this month.

This eight-parter, based on a an award-winning series of books by Asa Larsson, is set in Sweden. It follows Rebecka, a successful Stockholm lawyer, and her tangled relationship with her home town.

This place is a remote community and Sweden’s furthest outpost beyond the Arctic Circle. It’s a classic mix of achingly lovely setting and dark deeds.

Ida Engvoll as Rebecka

Rebecka returns home for the funeral of a dear childhood friend. This death soon becomes a murder investigation and Rebecka has to face the trauma that led her to leave her home in the first place.

It’s beautifully filmed, rather slow but quite haunting. Ida Engvoll portrays the loner Rebecka with charm and grit when needed.

The remote community is also well depicted, with the locals ranging from delightful to sinister. If you’re missing The Bridge or The Killing, head north with Rebecka on Fridays.

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