Tag: Iceland

The Cliff, Series 2

The Cliff, Series 2: Depth of Darkness


aka ‘The Lava Field’ / ‘Hraunið’ [subtitles]

TV poster: “The Cliff, Series 2: Depth of Darkness” (2014) {aka ‘The Lava Field’ / ‘Hraunið’} [subtitles]

A second four-episode miniseries featuring Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Icelandic police detective Helgi Marvin. The murder investigation is again languid, a small-scale affair set against bleak backdrops and repressed trauma. The pace and tension do ramp up, but to a muddled conclusion.

The Cliff, Series 1

The Cliff, Series 1

(2009) {aka ‘Hamarinn’} [subtitles]

TV poster: “The Cliff, Series 1” (2009) {aka ‘Hamarinn’} [subtitled]

A four-episode Icelandic crime drama that plays out more or less to formula but doesn’t outstay its welcome. The investigation is unhurried, the entertainment value resting in a cast of grimly put-upon characters and the remote locale, equal parts desolate and beautiful.