Aron Levander, Zaida Bergroth on SVT’s genre-bending crime Detective #24

Mar 14, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Nordisk Film & TV Fond (by Annika Pham).

The first collaboration between The Truth Will Out writer and Tove director just premiered on SVT Play March 10 and SVT1 March 13.

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Detective #24 (Detektiven från Beledweyne) is a new twist to the classical procedural genre, carried by a topnotch team of professionals on both sides of the camera: Swedish creator/writer Aron Levander The Truth Will Out, Jordskott), Finnish director Zaida Bergroth (Tove, Maria’s Paradise) in her series debut, and B-Reel Films (B.RF) producer Ulf Synnerholm (Top Dog, Agatha Christie’s Hjerson).

The original screenplay headlines an unlikely investigating duo: Tilda an impulsive and messy former police prosecutor, now working at a refugee centre near Uppsala, and Ibrahinn, a Somali asylum seeker (known as #24 in the detention centre) who turns out to be an ace detective.

When a teen girl goes missing near the refugee centre in small town Karkebo, Tilda who was recently fired from her job as police prosecutor, realises that Ibrahinn has a gift for solving crimes. She sees an opportunity to secretly present his thoughts as her own, in order to regain her self-esteem and hopefully her job. Ibrahinn for his part also needs her to avoid being sent back to Somalia. The two start to collaborate and get involved in two further cases. Meanwhile the local police officer Mats Drevlid suspects the dupery.

In the title roles are Malin Levanon (Drifters, Clark), newcomer Nasir Dhagole and Kristofer Kamiyasu (Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard).

The B.RF series was co-produced by SVT, ZDF and Film i Väst, with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

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