Following a successful Saturday night run on BBC 4, Arrow Films Nordic Noir label are to release the Swedish crime drama, Arne Dahl – The Complete First Season on DVD & Blu-ray on Monday 17th June.
Arne Dahl is based on a series of books by novelist Jan Arnald and starts with the assembly of six detectives, all known for particular styles and specialist qualities. Together they are known as the A-Group and under the leadership of CID inspector Jenny Hultin the specialist police team begin life by investigating a professional serial killer whose victims are linked to top financial businesses in Sweden. The six chosen officers are drafted in from all over Sweden, hand-picked for their unique skill sets and differing backgrounds.
As with many Nordic Noir crime dramas the recurring themes of political unrest, immigration, espionage and personal relationships tangle together as the A-Group attempt to unravel crimes involving politicians and powerful businessmen embroiled in undercover activities. Their ongoing hunt for murderers and psychopaths puts a heavy strain on relationships, not just within the group, but on the members’ private lives, which prove to harbour unexpected secrets – sometimes with a disturbing connection to their work.
Regarded as one of the finest literary crime writers in Scandinavia, celebrated author, critic and editor, Jan Arnald’s Arne Dahl books have sold over 2.5 million copies. They have won their creator distinguished crime writing awards in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. In 2007, the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers awarded Arnald a special prize for his “vitalization and development of the crime genre through the Arne Dahl series”.
Arne Dahl is gripping and full of characters harbouring ill-formed personalities, dark secrets and lives that are somewhat less perfect and more interesting than their British & American counterparts.
Arne Dahl – The Complete First Season box set is released on DVD & Blu-ray in Swedish with English subtitles on Monday 17th June on Arrow Films’ Nordic Noir label.
Arne Dahl – The Complete First Season box set
Formats: DVD & Blu-ray
Running Time: 900 mins
Number of Discs: 3
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
For more information on Arne Dahl & the Nordic Noir genre, visit www.nordicnoir.tv.
Arne Dahl – The Complete First Season is released on DVD & Blu-ray on Monday 17th June on Arrow Films Nordic Noir label.