Mika Ronkainen

The winner of Nordisk Film and TV Film Fond Prize at Göteborg Film Festival.

After leaving home 10 years ago, Detective Lauri Raiha is sent to investigate the murders of two men in the small northern Finnish town where he grew up. The investigation offers a way to escape couples’ therapy and his failing relationship with his husband. But going home forces him to face his family and the deeply religious Laestadian community that rejected him many years previously. Together with his partner, Sanna Tervo, a carefree soul on the surface, but also someone who has their own difficult past, Lauri seeks answers to the case only to discover other truths about himself, his home town, and whether one has the power to forgive all sins.

This 6-episode series was the result of Finnish-Estonian co-production. A substantial part of post-production was carried out in Estonia – including offline editing by Tambet Tasuja, visual effects by Frost FX and trailers and creation of promo clips and trailers by Tallinn Postworks.

MRP Matila Röhr Productions is currently producing in cooperation with Taska Film and Film Estonia the second season, due to be released in 2021.