The Money (Season Two)
greedy and the desperate will
go to great lengths in the pursuit of their
dreams of riches, leaving devastation
and misery in their wake; and the dark
side of the economic world is explored
in the critically-acclaimed Danish
financial crime thriller Follow The
THERE ARE BIGGER FISH TO FRY when Fraud Squad Detective Mads (Thomas
Bo Larsen) finally looks into a case he had originally dismissed as being of
little significance a decision he will have cause to bitterly
Having been visited by Hans Peter (Soren Molling), the owner of a small carpentry
business who claimed he was unnecessarily forced into bankruptcy by Nova Bank
in mysterious circumstances, Mads fails to see how it concerns the Fraud Squad
and tragedy strikes during a hostage situation at the Bank which Mads tries
Mads and his partner Alf (Thomas Hwan) begin investigations, Mads feels he has
no alternative but to strike out on his own with his unorthodox methods; and
it soon becomes apparent that there have been other similar situations that
have led to other bankruptcies as he investigates Kasper Eriksen (Joen Højerslev),
the man at the bank Hans Peter had dealt with.
Nordic Noir series
continues with its
Meanwhile, having paid dearly for her involvement in Energreen one of
the most successful energy companies in Denmark, now-disbarred lawyer Claudia
(Natalie Madueno) is given the chance to turn her life around following her
previous unfortunate choices and eighteen months in prison.
She rarely sees her son, Bertram (Villum Eneström Volstan) who is with his father,
Steen (Kasper Leiner), in Paris, France, and her parole officer will only agree
to allow her to go to Europe if she has a steady job. An opportunity presents
itself in the form of Absalon Bank, run by Simon Absalon (David Dencik) and
his sister Amanda (Sonja Richter).
Claudia offers her services to the siblings, finding that Simon prefers to take
a back seat, leaving presentations and dealings to his sister, but, although
a very competent business person, Amanda has a serious cocaine habit and is
not always up to her job.
As rogue bank NovaBank plots to make a bid for Absalon Bank, Claudia cultivates
old colleague Ulrikke Bondesen (Karoline Brygmann).
Car mechanic Bimse (Lucas Hansen) becomes involved with the machinations of
a dangerous man known as The Swede (but referred to as simply 'P': Claes Ljungmark),
when his friend Nicky (Esben Smed Jensen) begins working for him. But Nicky
is treading a fine line and is about to step over it into a criminal world that
will be impossible leave.
Given the opportunity to use his unique skills, Nicky little realises how deeply
he is becoming mixed up with a shocking chain of events. Putting financial gain
before friends and loyalties doesn't pay off and when you run with the wolves
your life is not your own.
Mads is still on the case but has a problem in his private life. His wife Kristina
(Lina Kruse) is pregnant but, having been diagnosed with sclerosis, the pregnancy
could put her life at risk.
Mads is keen to go ahead, but both have reservations about Kristina's health
and she also feels they are too old to bring up a child. Even this will not
make him swerve from his devotion to duty and when he interferes with an ominous
situation, alienating his superior Nanna (Sline Slengade), he realises the true
depth of the corruption and its far-reaching consequences...
From the Producers of The Killing, Borgen and The Legacy,
Follow The Money (The Complete Season Two) involves speculators, swindlers
and bent corporate moguls whose lives revolve around creating as much wealth
as they can accumulate no matter what it takes.
The extraordinary series continues with its gripping and compelling storylines
that delve into the world of economic crime in the banks, on the stock exchanges,
and in the boardrooms where the perpetrators will go to any lengths to create
their dream lives.
Critical acclaim continues to grow after Follow The Money beat Trapped
for Best Non-English Language Drama Series at London's C21 Drama Awards last
November. Earlier this month, the series received six Robert Prisen nominations
and won Best (long) TV Series. Per Fly was announced as Best Director, Jeppe
Gjervig Gram Best Writer and Thomas Bo Larsen Best Actor. The trophy for Best
Supporting Actor went to newcomer Esben Smed.
Follow The Money also features: Johannes Bjørn Schwerin as Albert Justesen;
Villum Eneström Valsten as Bertram; Julie Grundtvig Webster as Lina; Anders
Heinrichsen as Jens Kristian; Waage Sandø as Knud Christensen; Balder Staahle
as Milas; Nicolaj Lie Kaas as Alexander Sødergren (CEO of Energreen); Iben Ejsing
Holdgaard as Esther Justesen; Henrik Nöel Olesen as Jan; Mio King Amitzbøll
Eriksen as Milas; Birgit Thøt Jensen as Birthe; Amalie Bay as Receptionist;
Henning Valin Jakobsen as Preben; and Henrik Jandorf as Mogens.
Series Music By: Tobias Wilner and Sara Savery; Series Cinematography by: Lars
Reinholdt, Laust Trier-Mørk, Jonas Alarik, Niels Reedtz Johansen, Eric Kress,
Martin Munch, Adam Wallensten, Franz Alexander Borde and Magnus Sort Eidemark.
Series Writing Credits: Jeppe Giervig Gram (Principal Author/Creator/Based On
An Idea By), Jannik Tai Mosholt (Co-Creator), Anders Frithiof August (Co-Creator/Storylines),
Maja Jul Larsen (Episode Writer/Storylines) and Based on an Idea by Tobias Lindholm.
Series Produced by: Anders Toft Andersen, Sandra Foss, Ellen Thomassen, Piv
Bernth and Veronica Lowes; Series Directed by Søren Balle, Jannik Johansen,
Mads Kamp Thulstrup, Per Fly, Søren Kragh-Jaconsen and Kaspar Munk.
Nordic Noir & Beyond is delighted to announced the DVD Box Set release of the
Complete Second Season of Follow The Money on Monday 10 April 2017. Rating:
15 | Running Time: Ten Episodes / 582 Minutes | Catalogue Number: FCD 1498 |
Language: Danish (English subtitles).
"Follow The Money… The extraordinary Nordic Noir series continues with
its gripping, compelling storylines" ****
Maggie Woods, MotorBar