Walter Presents is offering a “treat to warm your heart this Christmas” with both seasons of Swedish crime drama A VERY SCANDI SCANDAL (The Simple Heist) (Enkelstöten). Jenny and Cecilia are two women in their 60s who live very ordinary, middle-class lives. But when the realisation dawns that the future is bleak for them, they decide to do something drastic – namely robbing a bank office in Stockholm.
Jenny, a teacher, is going through a divorce and is suddenly faced with a prenup she signed 30 years ago. Cecilia, a doctor, is planning on buying a house in Provence with her husband, hiding the fact that she has heavily invested in dodgy stock deals. Just as the future seems helpless, a dying patient of Cecilia’s reveals his plans to rob a bank, and suggests two 60-year-old women would be the most unusual suspects. It sounds like a simple heist, but is the plan as fool proof as it seems? Jenny and Cecilia are tired of the sexist society and people underestimating them. After a lifetime of playing by the rules, it’s time to make some mistakes.
A Very Scandi Scandal stars Lotta Tejle (Majlis in 30 Degrees in February for UK viewers) and Sissela Kyle (Miss Friman’s War). According to the series description on Acorn in the US – where it is available as The Simple Heist – it “combines crime caper with social commentary” which does sound very Scandi.
The full boxset (seasons 1 and 2) is available on Walter Presents via All 4 from Friday, 6th December.
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