Rent Midnight Sun (2016)

3.7 of 5 from 80 ratings
7h 11min
Rent Midnight Sun (aka Midnattssol) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Kahina Zadi (Leila Bekhti), a French police officer, travels to Kiruna, a small mining community in remote northern Sweden, to investigate a brutal murder of a French citizen. With the help of Anders Harnesk (Gustaf Hammarsten), a Swedish DA and a member of the Sami, an ancient, mysterious indigenous tribe of Scandinavia, they are faced with new killings and the initial murder turns out to be the tip of the iceberg. Kahina and Anders come to realise that behind the killings is a ten-year-old secret conspiracy involving many of the town's inhabitants. Kahina finds herself confronting a ruthless serial killer, always one step ahead, a macabre plan, and her own painful past.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Jeremy Corallo, Karolina Furberg, Sofia Jannok, , , , Maxida Märak, Jesper Sjölander, , Pavva Pittja, , ,
Directors:
,
Producers:
Marc Jenny, Jan Marnell
Creators:
Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Writers:
Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein, Patrick Nebout, Henrik Jansson-Schweizer
Aka:
Midnattssol
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Thrillers, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Thrillers
Countries:
Sweden
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/06/2017
Run Time:
431 minutes
Languages:
French Dolby Digital 5.1, Swedish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.77:1
Colour:
Colour
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 3
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 4 - 6
Disc 3:
This disc includes episodes 7 - 8
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/06/2017
Run Time:
431 minutes
Languages:
French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Swedish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.77:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 3
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 4 - 6
Disc 3:
This disc includes episodes 7 - 8

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Reviews (2) of Midnight Sun

weak and wierd - Midnight Sun review by RD

Spoiler Alert
18/04/2018

This appears to be done to the usual successful template of Euro-Scandinavian thrillers but doesn't quite reach the mark.

The plot is a bit thin and feels slow even though things are happening at a reasonable pace, but the characters are suddenly introduced and not portrayed with any depth to become interesting, and we were left with a lack of involvement throughout. Then towards the end of episode 3 it turned towards ethinic superstition and magic, oh dear.

There's a continuous teaser sub-plot of the french detective as a young girl, and a mysterious young lad who arrives at her flat in Paris to her great shock. Unfortunately the reason behind the shock and the sub-plot is not shared with the viewer, so after a bit the "who cares" feeling sets in, and with everything else we just couldn't be bothered to continue to disc 2 and gave up on the series.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Pretty good - Midnight Sun review by SB

Spoiler Alert
08/03/2023

This is Nordic Noir with some differences, as it is based in northern Sweden and the plot comes from the culture clash between modern Swedish mining industry, criminals workers within that, and the Sammi people who inhabit the northern parts of Scandinavia. However, it follows the standard pattern of two apparently ill-matched investigators following up a vast array of clues and getting into unwise situations. The identity of the murderers is also revealed well before the end.

The pace is slow at first, you need patience but speeds up and culminates in a taut ending. The two leads make a good, contrasting pair and you can believe in them as outsiders thrown together. Perhaps too much is spent on her past and not enough on his.

A certain amount of disbelief has to be suspended. The plot is frankly rather far-fetched; and it seems that a regional prosecutor and a foreign police officer can roam around doing police work with zero involvement by the Swedish CID, who are mentioned only occasionally (though uniformed police do appear, usually in ways which do not show them in a good light). The involvement of shadowy figures from the French security service seems to be just a gesture, and the children of the leads are deeply annoying. But overall, worth watching.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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