The Medusa Murders - Filip Renč - Czech Republic
The Medusa Murders (Czech Republic, 2020) by Eurochannel
The Medusa Murders (Hlava Medúzy, 2020)
Cast: Jitka Cvancarová, Jirí Dvorák, Michal Isteník
A small Czech town is wracked with violent crimes. Citizens fear for their lives while an elite anti-crime squad is tasked with bringing peace. Eurochannel premieres The Medusa Murders, a brand-new gut-wrenching series that vividly portrays the most sadistic of criminals.
A well-coordinated team of the Brno Police Department, led by a purposeful, precise and intuitive boss Karin investigates a series of murders committed in the South Moravian metropolis and its surroundings. During the search, forensic scientists unravel complex cases inspired by real crimes, revealing the wrongs and secrets of the past.
Director Filip Renč chose the form of Medusa as a symbol of these criminal stories – eight snakes, eight stories, and each snake represents. One story, one crime, one evil. In this action-packed series, viewers will encounter harrowing crime stories and their resolution.
Karin has two faces in the series. In private, she has her family and emotional problems. At work, she uses a poker face to impose authority in her team. Not only is she professional, but she has extraordinary empathy and the ability to find and connect multiple pieces of the evidence. Most importantly, her ability to perceive every case through the eyes of a woman, qualifies her as the ideal investigator to head the team's investigation into the most heinous crimes.
A recurring theme in the series is the story of Karin’s family, especially her mentally unstable brother Erik. Because of her feelings towards him, Karin is constantly torn between being a professional cop and being a good sister; life is always putting her actions to an uneasy test. This recurring psychological theme is perhaps something new that The Medusa Murders brings to the genre of crime drama.
The Medusa Murders S1 E1
The homicide department of the police must uncover the murderer of a promising painter who died under suspicious circumstances. His death is linked to the theft of a rare Rubens' painting.
The Medusa Murders S1 E2
The team investigates the killer of a high school student who was found raped and beaten in a pond.