A regulatory trap for storytellers

Baltasar Kormákur’s Trapped begins with the discovery of a torso in a small town in east Iceland. As the bodies pile up and a snowstorm cuts off the town, it falls to the bulky, gentle police chief, Andri Ólafsson and his deputies, Hinrika and Ásgeir, to figure things out. The biting cold winds, snowfall, an avalanche, a shipload of stranded passengers, a blackout, everything adds to the feeling of being trapped. As this Icelandic drama sucks you into its world, you learn to read a look, long silences and to not shirk from a relentlessly honest camera. Twenty episode.....

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