Walter Presents first ever Finnish series is WALTER PRESENTS: ALL THE SINS (Kaikki synnit) which is described as “dark and haunting”. The series follows young detective Lauri, who is sent on an assignment to his childhood hometown of Varjakka after the small, religious community has been shaken by two brutal murders.
The majority of Varjakka’s population follow Laestadianism, an extreme form of conservative religion. Because of his ties with the town, the police force believe Lauri is the best option for solving the case – but this is dangerous territory for Lauri, having dissociated himself with his community over ten years ago due to his sexuality. Lauri is joined by the more senior detective Sanna, a promiscuous woman who has never been so far North in Finland before. The two murder victims were Laestadian men, so suspicion automatically falls on the local anti-religion group. But in such a strange and close-knit community, there are bound to be more secrets buried beneath the picket fences….
Having won the Best Writing award – for series creators Merja Aakko and Mika Ronkainen – at the Gothenburg film festival last year, Walter Presents: All The Sins explores the profound effect of religion and oppressed feelings on vulnerable individuals, from both sides of the argument. There is a season 2 – released in Finland on the streaming service Elisa Viihde on 18 December 2020.
The full season boxset (6 episodes) is available on Walter Presents via All 4 from Friday, 22 January. The first episode premieres on Channel 4 on Sunday, 24 January at 11.00 PM.
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