Wednesday 19th December 2012
Arrow Films' Nordic Noir label is pleased to announce the UK DVD box set debut of one of Denmark's hardest hitting crime series, Unit One, on 21st January 2013.
Based on actual, real-life crimes which have occurred across the last 2 decades, the International Emmy award winning Unit One follows an elite mobile police force, or flying squad, of the same name, as they are dispatched to assist local police in solving some of the most complex and high profile cases Denmark has ever seen.
Starring alongside Mads Mikkelson (The Hunt, Casino Royale, Pusher), who won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, are some of Denmark's brightest and best-loved actors, as seen on UK screens in The Killing, Borgen and Wallander.
One of the most exhilarating and fast-paced of the Scandinavian crime exports; we follow the fascinating and dangerous world of the Unit One squad as they immerse themselves in the Danish underworld. Prepare to be thrilled by their commitment and affectionate solidarity, yet equally puzzled by the often horrifying examples of human nature they face in their day-to-day work.
Unit One asks many questions of the heroes and heroines portrayed in the show. What happens to those who have chosen to work in job like this? A member of the flying squad is away from home 230 days a year, can a marriage and a family cope with that? What qualifications? What dedication? What kind of team spirit do these men and women possess in order to achieve one of the highest success rates in the world?
Following their success with the likes of The Killing, Borgen, Wallander and The Bridge, Arrow continue to strive in bringing UK viewers the very best in Scandinavian television via their Nordic Noir label.
Subsequent to the success of the BBC Four Nordic dramas, which we acquired home entertainment rights to; Wallander, The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge we have now delved deeper into a rich back catalogue of equally rewarding crime dramas, stretching back a decade and more. And whilst many of these series' will not see a British TV transmission the fan-base and appetite for more product of a similar ilk exists to an extent for us to bring them directly to the market. Jon Sadler - Head of Marketing
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Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.