MIDNIGHT SUN / Jour polaire
North American Premiere • TV Series • Thriller • France, Sweden 2017
Blu-ray • Color • Season 1 • 8 x 52 min • Episodes 1&2
Created by: Björn Stein, Måns Mårlind
Directed by: Björn Stein, Måns Mårlind
Written by: Måns Mårlind
Produced by: Olivier Bibas (Atlantique Productions), Patrick Nebout (Nice Drama), Canal+
Cast: Leïla Bekhti (Kahina Zadi), Gustaf Hammarsten (Anders Harnesk), Peter Stormar, Denis Lavant (Pierre Carno), Anna Azcarate, Anna Björk.
International sales: StudioCanal
Original French Broadcasting: Canal+, November 2016
From Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, the creative duo behind The Bridge(and its adaptation, The Tunnel) and co-directors of Underworld: The Awakening comes this new Nordic Noir, the first ever television co-production between Sweden and France. Set in the struggling mining hamlet of Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town, the 8-part series begins with an elaborate and brutal killing of a French citizen. To investigate the mysterious crime French detective Kahina Zadi (Leïla Bekhti, A Prophet) teams up with local Swedish prosecutor, Anders Harnesk (Gustaf Hammarsten, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). As the body count rises, Zadi and Harnesk realize that the killings mirror a ritual of the indigenous Sami (Laplander) people. In the eternal twilight of the Arctic Circle, the two investigators are drawn into Sami culture and beliefs, one of which warns that a storm is coming that will destroy everything.