Bordertown (2018)

Detective Inspector Kari Sorjonen is one of the most respected officers at the National Bureau of Investigation in Finland. When his wife barely survives brain cancer, Sorjonen decides to take his family to an idyllic small town near the border of Russia, to live a quiet peaceful life. But how peaceful is life on the border between two worlds?

Bordertown is the first Finnish Nordic noir series. The highly acclaimed first season has premiered in over 40 countries already – and counting. The first season won the Venla Award (Finnish Emmy) for the best drama series and the first episode gained over one million viewers in Finland. The anticipated second season includes 10 new episodes and 5 new crimes. HIFF will screen the two first episodes of the second season.

Production notes

  • Orig. title: Sorjonen 2
  • Language: Finnish
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  • Distribution: YLE
  • Cinematography: Matti Eerikäinen, Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen, Mikael Gustafsson
  • Editing: Jari Heikkinen, Kenneth Klaile, Otto Ikäheimonen