Maria Wern – A great Swedish crime fiction series

by Peter on January 14, 2013

Maria Wern 1-3The Maria Wern series is a new, very interesting crime fiction series from Sweden that now has been released on DVD in UK and US. The series consists of 7 feature-length episodes (each about 90 minutes) based on the novels by best-selling Swedish crime fiction author Anna Jansson and starring acclaimed Swedish actress Eva Röse as Police Inspector Maria Wern.

The series takes place on the idyllic and picturesque Swedish island of Gotland. We follow this likable, hard-working, serious and smart PI both at work and in her daily life as a widowed mother of two children.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Scene from Maria Wern.

Throughout the series, Maria struggles to sustain her female perspective and approach to life in a harsh and male-dominated environment. She constantly encounters rage, death and evil but she stays determined to endure what sometimes feels like a battle that can’t be won.

The Maria Wern series is another excellent Swedish series. The language is Swedish with English subtitles. The plots are intelligent and interesting, the acting very, very good, and the photography beautiful, almost outstanding. The Maria Wern series is entertaining and suspenseful.

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