It is based on real events and you can watch it on Netflix

When heat waves begin to hit the coast of Spain, the Nordic Noir It becomes an antidote for lipothymia. Netflix has a well-stocked catalog of series of this genre: Trapped, Deadwind either Young Wallander These are some of the many examples available on the red platform. However, if you’re looking for a miniseries that you can watch in a weekend, The Hartung case stands as the appropriate option.

Created by Dorthe Warnø Høgh, screenwriter of another Netflix title, The nurse, The Hartung case has 6 episodes. This series premiered in 2021 and is based on a book by Søren Sveistrup, responsible for such acclaimed series as the Danish one The Killing or scriptwriter The Snowmana film starring Michael Fassbender.

‘The Hartung Affair’: Synopsis

Although the series is not based on a real case, Sveistrup acknowledged that he wrote the novel inspired by several crimes that have occurred in Denmark in recent years. The murder with which he begins his first episode inevitably refers to True Detective: The body of a young woman is found in a playground. Upon approaching her, the police discover that they have cut off her hand and hanged her a doll made of chestnuts on his body. For this reason, the original title of the series is The chestnut man.

The sinister and gloomy tone of the premise continues in the following chapters, lasting around 50 minutes, and in which another of the infallible formulas of Nordic Noir is replicated, the dissimilar couple of investigators. In this case, an ambitious police officer played by Danica Curcic is paired with a newcomer to the force, accustomed to the ways learned at the Academy and determined not to deviate from the norm.

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