Irene Huss - 6-DVD Box Set, based on the books by Helene Tursten
The excellent series of crime fiction novels about the interesting and likable detective Irene Huss by Swedish crime fiction writer Helene Tursten is the basis for these movies.
The movies are: The Torso (Den Krossade tanghästen),The Horse Figurine (Guldkalven), The Fire Dance (Elddansen), The Night Round (Nattrond), The Glass Devil (Glasdjävulen), and The Gold Digger (Tatuerad torso). They are produced by Illusion Film and Yellow Bird Films (the company that made the Stieg Larsson movies in Sweden). The movies were extremely well received in Sweden, where several of them have been no 1 bestselling movies.
Short summaries of the movies:
1. The Torso
A part of a dismembered corpse is washed up on a rocky shore on the outskirts of Gothenburg. The only worthwhile lead Detective Inspector Irene Huss has to go on is a striking tattoo on the torso. Her investigations lead her to Copenhagen, where she is plunged into a manhunt for a depraved and vicious killer. A killer she knows will soon strike again, and who is becoming far too interested in her family...
2. The Horse Figurine
A man jumps from a balcony and dies. His terrified wife witnesses the event in a nearby taxi cab.
Once DI Irene Huss (see picture) arrives on the scene, it soon turns out that what appeared to be a tragic suicide is actually a brutal murder, and the victim is one of Gothenburg's wealthiest men.
When it becomes clear that a biker gang is involved, the investigation gets even more complicated and Irene finds herself tracking down a shrewd and dangerous murderer among ex-millionaires, motorcycle gangs, drug-dealers and blackmailers. Suddenly, the lives of Irene, her family and her colleagues are in danger. At the same time, she has to deal with everyday life and a teenage daughter who has decided to join a gang of skinheads with neo-Nazi tendencies.
3. The Fire Dance
Gothenburg is struck by a series of fires. Irene Huss starts investigating an arson case that may be connected to an event that occurred fifteen years ago, a tragic unsolved case that challenged Irene when she first came to the Violent Crimes Unit. The population is unnerved by the thought of an arsonist on the loose, and the pressure on Irene and the rest of her team is immense.
In the midst of everything else, a woman has been stabbed to death. The victim, a reclusive old lady, seems to have little in common with the fires that ravage the mainland. But as Irene digs deeper into the case, she reveals secrets from the past.
4. The Night Round
A blackout leaves the distinguished halls of the Löwanderska Hospital in complete darkness. Doctor Sverker Löwander hears the alarm when one of the ventilators go off, and rushes to the intensive care unit only to find the nurse in charge dead in the stairwell and the other disappeared without a trace.
When DI Irene Huss arrives, the only witness claims to have seen Nurse Tekla doing her rounds. There's only one slight problem: Nurse Tekla committed suicide at the hospital sixty years ago.
Irene is challenged by an intriguing case and dramatic relations, all spiced up with wandering ghosts from the past.
5. The Glass Devil
In a small village near Gothenburg, three members of the Schyttelius family are brutally murdered in their respective homes, and the victims blood is used to draw upside-down pentagrams on the walls. The investigators soon learn that the upside-down pentagrams symbolize the face of Satan.
Irene Huss finds out that Sten Shyttelius, a minister, and his family, have been trying to investigate a local Satanist movement in their parish. Irene pursues the lead, but is the answer really a satanic cult? And do only the good go to church?
6. The Gold Digger
An online poker company promises fame and fortune. When the bubble bursts, it´s not only the dream of big money that bites the dust: three separate men are all brutally executed in one of Gothenburg's most fashionable areas.
But that's also all they appear to have in common. The complex investigation of the three dead men immerses DI Irene Huss and her colleagues into a world of expensive cars, fancy homes and impressive castles in the air.
Meanwhile, the normally so peaceful atmosphere of the Huss family is disturbed by marital tension as Irene suspects her husband Krister of a having an affair with a younger woman.
- Actors: Angela Kovacs, Bjarne Henriksen, Dag Malmberg, Eric Ericson, Inga Landgré
- Directors: Alexander Moberg, Anders Engström, Martin Asphaug
- Format: Import, PAL, Box set, Widescreen
- Subtitles: English, Swedish, Danish
- Region: Region 2, NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada.
- Number of discs: 6
- Studio: Nordisk
- Run Time: 529 minutes
- SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access,
- Note: ***Attention: The DVD title (Torso) does not contain English subtitles***;