‘The Chestnut Man‘ is a Danish crime police procedural that was made by SAM Productions before making its way to American audiences through Netflix.
Copenhagen police investigator Naia Thulin (Danica Curcic) is having trouble balancing her work life with her personal life and to make matters worse, she gets saddled with a partner from Europol named Mark Hess (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard). The two are sent to investigate the murder of a mother where a “chestnut man” was found. To make matters complicated, forensic expert Simon Genz (David Dencik) informs Naia that the fingerprint of the presumed dead daughter of Danish Minister of Social Affairs Rosa Hartung (Iben Dorner) was found on the Chestnut Man. Her boss Nylander (Lars Ranthe) does not want to involve them, but as more victims are revealed, it seems Naia will have to cross boundaries to solve the case of this serial killer.
This is a pretty compelling crime drama. I was hooked from the outset and found myself engaged with the chase to find the killer. The show was grim and dark, so if that is not your speed, go another way. For me, it worked with the story, the twists and turns, and how two very detectives have to deal with lying witnesses, bureaucracy, and even different styles of investigating. If you are into intense police procedurals, this is definitely one to add to your watchlist.
Check out the trailer below:
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Strong foul language, Violence, Sexuality, Gruesome scenes
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