The assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme is perhaps the most known story in recent national history in Sweden. The almost thirty-five-year-old mystery, which coincidentally was solved by the Stockholm police only recently (a month after the series was launched by the Swedish public television), has already been the subject of several documentaries and feature films and miniseries. The American Schiaffino Musarra, who lives in Sweden for years, this time turned the local obsession with the death of the popular social democrat and the national mystery, which probably contributed to the local popularity of detective stories, into topics for parody. “I don’t need to watch another corpse of a blonde girl found in the woods on TV, but for some reason people still love it,” Musarra says. He cast himself in the lead role of his cunning series as an American settled in Stockholm who loses his job and so he decides to become an independent detective and to get the reward offered for the murderer of Olof Palme. His metaproject makes fun of the Swedish mentality and notoriously known detective stories. A walk through the landscape of television Sweden is the most unusual Nordic title this year.
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