When Reykjavík crime detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson (Björn Hlynur Haraldsson) is called in to investigate a suicide case on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the case turns out to be far from simple. Pulled into a sinister trail of evidence, Runarsson’s own deeply hidden secrets are unearthed. But when his daughter is kidnapped, will he have to turn a blind eye to murder to save her life?

Each episode is 45 min. | In Icelandic with English subtitles.

Special thanks to Pegasus Pictures.

Episode 1 & 2 – December 3 & 5

Episode 1

Directed by Reynir Lyngdal (Iceland, 2014). A well-known businessman, Björn Sveinsson (Magnús Ragnarsson), is found dead at his summer cottage and Detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is sent to investigate. Initially Sveinsson’s death appears to be a suicide, but when further examined, the case becomes more complex.

Episode 2

Directed by Reynir Lyngdal (Iceland, 2014). Björn Sveinsson received several threats the day he died. As a result his death is now being investigated as a murder. For Detective Runarsson pressure is added by his combative new colleague Gréta (Heida Reed). But when a little girl disappears into the lava field, the focus shifts as everyone tries to find the girl before it is too late.

Episodes 3 & 4 – December 10 & 12

Episode 3

Directed by Reynir Lyngdal (Iceland, 2014). The tangled web of murder becomes more complicated as Detective Runarsson realizes that the case is bigger in scope than he realized. A pattern of similar murders emerges outside of Iceland and Sveinsson’s death threats came from three different sources and large sums of money were withdrawn from his bank account just before he died.

Episode 4

Directed by Reynir Lyngdal (Iceland, 2014). With all professional disagreements between Helgi and Gréta a thing of the past, they work together closely to solve the murder investigation. But the detective’s own secrets threaten to get in the way of solving the case. As he and Gréta come closer to discovering the truth, Runarsson receives a threat that changes everything. In order to uncover the truth, he now has to break the law.



Photo by Jonathan B. Ragle

WED – 12-3-2014 through FRI – 12-12-2014
$10 ($7 ASF Members)