|The Frankfurt-Tipp rating - Movie:
|Innan vi dör – Säsong 2
|TV series, Thriller
|Simon Kaijser, Kristian Petri, Kristina Humle, Jens Sjögren
|Approx. 465 min
|From 16 years
|Number of discs:
|German, Swedish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Content: Six months have passed since Christian (Adam Pålsson), son of policewoman Hanna Svensson (Marie Richardson), was forced into hiding after his cover was blown and she took down Davor Mimica, the boss of the powerful syndicate. It's clear to Hanna that the reason the situation has been able to escalate this far is because there must be a leak in the police force. And so she now knows only one goal: she wants to find the traitor or the traitoress. When there are first clues, Hanna and her colleague Björn (Magnus Krepper) take up the trail, whereby the policewoman crosses boundaries again and again, which also costs lives. But Hanna does not let herself be diverted from her path. And in fact she gets on the trail of a powerful organization that is bigger and more dangerous than she thought. And then Christian unexpectedly reappears, even though he is still on the Mimica family's death list...
"Hanna Svensson - Blutsbande" enters its second round with eight new episodes. The events from the first season are consistently developed, although the Mimica clan now plays almost a minor role here. Rather, it is the mysterious "Ring" that becomes the real threat. Even if it becomes a bit contrived that Christian is once again used as an undercover investigator, the story as a whole is built up in a very exciting and involving way. Hanna has become an almost more interesting character here than she was in season 1, as she is not only haunted by the demons of the past. She's also driven by the search for the mole who put her son's life in danger. And for that, it seems that any means will do.
But the series also chalks up as a strength the fact that it gives its supporting characters enough room to develop. Characters like Björn or the revenge-seeking Dubravka Mimica are interestingly developed and give the series a complexity, from which it also benefits in moments that are otherwise somewhat clichéd. The story also gains new tension from now having to investigate within the police force, where a powerful organization has built up across the country. Both Hanna and Christian are drawn into the criminal activity through the investigation in such a way that it becomes a real danger for them.
The already difficult relationship between Hanna and Christian is further strained by new conflicts in the second season, which seems a bit overdone, especially in the second half of the season. One has the feeling here that the makers always wanted to go one better in this respect and thus make a reconciliation between mother and son impossible. Nevertheless, even if there are some weaknesses in the dramaturgy, this second season is again thriller entertainment at its best. In the final episodes, the ground is prepared for a possible third season, which will hopefully be filmed sometime in the near future. Let's hope that here then the relationship between Hanna and Christian does not escalate even further. Clearly a: Absolutely worth seeing!
Picture + Sound: The often a little undercooled basic mood of the series is neatly captured on the DVD thanks to the appropriate color scheme and good overall sharpness. In darker scenes, minor blurring can be discerned, but it doesn't carry any negative weight. The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is again mainly dominated by the dialogue in the new episodes. In some moments, however, an atmospheric soundscape is created by well-implemented ambient sounds or even by the music, in which the surround channels are also properly used . Good!
Extras: Bonus material has the DVD unfortunately not to offer.
Conclusion: "Hanna Svensson - Blutsbande" spins the story from the first season in eight more episodes exciting further. Although there are also minor dramaturgical weaknesses, especially in the second half of the season, but overall the series again offers thriller entertainment with interesting characters and gripping constructed plot lines. The DVD presents the episodes in good picture and sound quality. Only bonus material is unfortunately in vain. All in all, however, quite clear. Absolutely recommendable!
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