The Investigation: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The Investigation

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Though not all of its innovations pay off, The Investigation's deliberate focus on the aftermath of a heinous crime successfully eschews sensationalism while offering sobering insights into the harsh realities of seeking justice.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 41

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Air date: Sep 28, 2020

A home-built submarine with a female Swedish journalist and the submarine builder on board disappears.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2020

The journalist's parents assist the police in their investigation; the case suddenly takes a violent turn.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2020

Navy divers search the seabed; Jens Møller gets a radical idea that can help the investigation.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2020

Swedish dogs that can detect corpses below sea level are brought in, but even though the dogs mark fairly accurately, the divers find nothing.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2020

The case comes together, but Jens Møller and his team still have no conclusive evidence; prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen emphasizes that they must have the motive and cause of death.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2020

Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen makes it clear to Jens Møller that more solid evidence is needed, otherwise they risk the accused going free.

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Cast & Crew

Søren Malling
Jens Møller

Actor
Pilou Asbæk
Jakob Buch-Jensen

Actor
Pernilla August
Ingrid Wall

Actor
Rolf Lassgård
Jachim Wall

Actor
Laura Christensen
Maibritt Porse

Actor
Dulfi Al-Jabouri
Musa Amin

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Hans Henrik Clemensen
Nikolaj Storm

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Henrik Birch
Lars Møller

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Anders Juul
Kristian

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Charlotte Munck
Kirstine

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Josephine Park
Cecilie

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Critic Reviews for The Investigation: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Investigation: Season 1

  • Mar 21, 2022
    Interesting true case, but so SLOW. A three episode story padded out to six.
  • Mar 05, 2022
    Criminal investigation show that's all procedural. Doesn't recreate the crime or show interviews with the suspect. Fresh take.
  • Nov 13, 2021
    Stretched out so much that it looks like a parody of True Detective. This strange love for the back of the head of the protagonist is only annoying and not the effect of presence (as I think). 3 out of 6 episodes, we see the back of the head against any background, but most often in the car. Can anyone cut this series up and fit into 3 episodes?)
  • Sep 29, 2021
    Compelling and important. And incredibly cool that the dogs were the real dogs and the divers where the real divers. I'm glad I didn't realize until after that the lawyer is Euron Greyjoy tho because that would've taken me out from the experience.
  • Aug 30, 2021
    It was a very good, slow, clod north type crime!
  • Jun 11, 2021
    I found the change of outlook very encouraging. Whereas we used to talk of victims as bodies, body counts and impersonal victims, glorifying in a way the killer, putting all the focus on him ( because we feel that if we understand the danger, we can avoid it), these episodes were done in such way that the star was the process, the determination, the tenacity of all involved to get to the truth. The search at sea, the desire to not let him get another change of story, the willpower to close the noose around the killer is a painful and time-consuming process, with attention to detail and a cost on a personal level. I thoroughly enjoyed that new approach, where the victim was present in the back of everyone's head, including ours. He, was not named, not spoken of, not even shown, and I will remain loyal to this approach and not make it about him. I took one star out because I cannot find the 6th episode anywhere to finish it. And I live in Denmark ffs.
  • May 24, 2021
    Loved Soren in this , the continual stoicism was compelling. Brilliant story that never once includes the perpetrator in any references. I'd forgotten that the lead actor was in the original Killing series. You have to watch this.
  • May 03, 2021
    I am a fan of nordic crime dramas. I thoroughly enjoyed The Investigation. The fact that it was based on a true story intrigued me. The writing, directing, and acting were superb. The choice to not show the victim's body parts or picture, or the suspect's picture or an actor playing him at all was different. This made for an interesting choice, which was the opposite of sensationalism. The viewer really feels as if you are watching the investigation unfold in real time. The slow and frustrating problems of figuring out how to catch the killer, and be able to convict him makes it very suspenseful. This show is subtitled in English, so paying close attention to the dialogue is a must. I highly recommend this TV show!
  • Apr 12, 2021
    Slow, uniteresting. Yawn. Couldn't complete it. And we do love Scandinavian series. But not this one.
  • Mar 11, 2021
    Slow with long stretches of no dialog make it a hard slog. The centering on the investigation and the victims is a nice change.

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