ACQUITTED (2015 – )


Creators: Anna Bache-Wiig, Siv Rajendram Eliassen

Cast: Nicolai Cleve Broch, Lena Endre, Anne Marit Jacobsen

Coup de coeur  for the Norwegian series Acquitted by Siv Rajendram Eliassen and Anna Bache-Wiig. In the vein of these dark series and of very high quality coming from the North, Acquitted is an unexpected story that will have some twist and turn but at the end will reveal an exploding ending.

Twenty years after being acquitted of a murder, Aksel (Nilsen) Borgen (interpreted by Nicolai Cleve Broch), who had exiled in Asia where he made a fortune, returns to his hometown for business …

In 2013, the American channel broadcasts the series Rectify by Ray McKinnon whose starting point is the return home, 19 years later, of a former condemned to death who was released thanks to new evidence. In 2015, the Norwegians Siv Rajendram Eliassen and Anna Bache-Wiig do the same with this Aksel Borgen and question the reintegration of a man acquitted by the justice but whose innocence is not necessarily recognized by his community d ‘origin.But is he really innocent? Technically they rewrote  the story and made it their own, nothing wrong with that. This uncertainty will create tension in the community over the 10 episodes of 45 minutes of the first season.

Aksel Borgen returns to his area twenty years later to save a bankrupt company and  to avoid the  consequences on the rest of the city. This surprise return does not happen smoothly. Between rejections, physical violence and even fresh reunion with his family, everything does not go as planned. He is not expected as a savior by everyone and will face in particular the fierce opposition of the mother of the child for the murder of which he had been condemned. The beauty of this series the tension will rise slowly to the point it is going to blow at the last episode. Keep in mind and pay attention to the photography here that is so beautiful and yes Norway is a beautiful country. And yes there is a second season enjoy.