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Before We Die

Drama
2 seasons availableSweden
MA15+

When police officer Hanna - a fading star in the organised crime unit of Stockholm Police - receives news her lover and colleague has been abducted, she must take over his undercover investigation of a criminal biker gang as well as protect an infiltrator. The problem is Hanna's estranged son Christian is involved - the same son that Hanna herself arrested for drug-related offences.

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Hanna Svensson is a police officer with high moral standards and strong principles. It’s been two years since she sent her own son Christian to jail for selling narcotics. He has just been released but to Hanna’s great sorrow, he doesn’t want anything to do with her any more. When her colleague and lover Sven disappears, it is discovered that he’s been running a secret investigation into a criminal enterprise. Only Hanna knows that Sven has an infiltrator and she takes over the text message contact via Sven’s cell phone. Hanna doesn’t know who it is, only that the nickname is “Inez”. Soon, Hanna realizes the seriousness of the investigation. A brutal and fiendish plan to gain power is about to happen in the underworld, and Inez is Hanna’s only chance to stop it. Meanwhile, she has to find Sven.
languages:
Swedish
directors:
Simon Kaijser, Kristina Humle, Jonas Westborn
cast:
Adam Palsson, Magnus Krepper, Malgorzata Pieczynska, Maria Sundbom, Marie Richardsson, Marie Richardson

1. Episode 1

Hanna Svensson is a police officer with high moral standards and strong principles. It’s been two years since she sent her own son Christian to jail for selling narcotics. He has just been released but to Hanna’s great sorrow, he doesn’t want anything to do with her any more. When her colleague and lover Sven disappears, it is discovered that he’s been running a secret investigation into a criminal enterprise. Only Hanna knows that Sven has an infiltrator and she takes over the text message contact via Sven’s cell phone. Hanna doesn’t know who it is, only that the nickname is “Inez”. Soon, Hanna realizes the seriousness of the investigation. A brutal and fiendish plan to gain power is about to happen in the underworld, and Inez is Hanna’s only chance to stop it. Meanwhile, she has to find Sven.
59m
Available until 28 Feb 2022

2. Episode 2

Hanna and Björn’s car chase of their police colleague Sven’s kidnappers ends in a crash. The kidnappers got away with Sven, but how did they know that the police were on their way to the hideout? Hanna tries to get information from the infiltrator “Inez” which might lead to Sven, without letting on that it’s no longer Sven who is sending the text messages. Christian becomes ever more involved in the Mimica family’s business. But a new assignment nearly shatters him.
59m
Available until 28 Feb 2022

3. Episode 3

Police officer Hanna Svensson’s colleague and lover Sven managed to run from his kidnappers and alert his colleagues. But when they arrive, Sven has been shot. How could the murderer know where Sven was hiding? Is there a leak at the Organized Crime division? Chief Tina, Hanna and Björn create an Inner Cabinet so as to minimize the risk of their infiltrator Inez also being murdered. When Davor threatens Christian, he believes he’s been discovered.
59m
Available until 28 Feb 2022

4. Episode 4

Now Hanna, Björn and their boss Tina know that there’s a mole among their colleagues who reports everything to the Mimica criminal family. But who? Through their infiltrator “Inez”, they also know that the Mimicas plan a takeover of the underworld. Davor Mimica starts opening contact with the motorcycle gang Mobsters. Now the fiendish plan will be put into motion. Hanna’s son Christian is playing with fire in many ways. His buddy Stefan suspects that girlfriend Blanka has a lover. And Stefan has a bullet with her name on it.
59m
Available until 28 Feb 2022

5. Episode 5

Stefan has figured out that his girlfriend Blanka is cheating on him with his best friend Christian. Now he’s playing a dangerous cat and mouse game with the both of them. Davor leads Operation Krajina into a new phase, but an accidental shooting by Stefan is about to jeopardize the entire operation. Hanna is determined to meet her infiltrator, but Inez doesn’t show up to the meeting. Soon enough, they will cross paths anyway.
59m
Available until 28 Feb 2022

6. Episode 6

Now that Hanna knows that her own son is ”Inez”, the police mole within the Mimicas, she immediately wants to get him out and close the investigation. To Hanna’s great despair, Christian chooses to continue, in spite of the risk. Operation Krajina is about to be put into motion. Now the fiendish plan can be stopped. But the head of the Mimicas, Davor, disappears. Only Christian knows where to look for him.
59m
Available until 28 Feb 2022

7. Episode 7

The net is starting to close in on Christian. Davor is informed by his police source that there might be an infiltrator within the Mimicas. Christian's friend Stefan has started following Christian after realizing that he's having an affair with Stefan's girlfriend Blanka. What he discovers is even bigger: Christian meeting Hanna, who he later sees walking into the police headquarters. Christian and Hanna are unexpectedly invited to a family dinner at the Mimica house.
59m
Available until 28 Feb 2022

8. Episode 8

After Stefan is murdered, Christian is on the verge of a total breakdown. When Hanna and Björn realize it was Christian who shot Stefan, they are shocked and decide to break things off and take Christian in. But Davor has other plans for Christian. He is now a part of Operation Krajina, and one step closer to revealing Davor's diabolical plan.
59m
Available until 28 Feb 2022

9. Episode 9

Hanna, Björn and Tina now know what Operation Krajina is all about. Mimica's is going to smuggle enormous amounts of heroin into Sweden by ship and mini-submarine. They are informed that Majmun will be the one receiving the drugs, but they don't know where. Christian, who is suffering from panic attacks after Stefan's murder, gets assigned to place a tracker on Majmun's motorbike. But when will it happen? Blanka is in despair over how Stefan was murdered. She discovers something terrible on Davor’s computer.
59m
Available until 28 Feb 2022

10. Episode 10

When Blanka finds the film of the tortured Sven on Davor's computer, she realizes that Christian's life is in danger. But where does her loyalties lay? With her own family or with Christian? When Hanna and her fellow police officers arrive at the boathouse, where the heroin is supposedly being taken ashore, she suddenly receives a text message that changes everything.
59m
Available until 28 Feb 2022