The Danish audiovisual production Warrior reaches the Netflix screens to bring a bit more unbridled action, coupled with a good drama and above average performances (watch here).
Productions from this small country are often highly praised by critics and audiences for its density, such as “The Rain” or “Borderliner”, which are also available on the streaming platform. Here the balance between shots and explosions with a pessimistic lucubration about society and life in general reaches its peak.
Warrior Netflix tells the story of a policeman who, feeling responsible for the death of a friend and co-worker, offers to help this guy’s widow unveil a powerful gang that terrorizes Copenhagen. He accepts, trying to redeem himself, even if he was not directly responsible for the death of his best friend. But to fulfill his mission, he must infiltrate, which entails enormous dangers for himself and everyone around him.
It is noted, for this brief summary, that it is a heavy series. It will not be all the audiences that will be able to accompany it, because there is seldom a respite outside of this oppressive, even sad, atmosphere that permeates the whole production. The script gives few opportunities to escape the story of revenge, resentment and sadness. Meanwhile, Warrior Netflix is so well written that in a short time we get hooked and ready to accompany C.C. in his fight against crime in the city – and also against his personal demons that keep chasing after him.
The main actors in Warrior, Dar Salim and Danica Curcic, do an excellent job ahead of production. He demonstrates in his always closed and concise expressions how much his character is plagued by guilt and remorse for not being able to fulfill the mission of protecting and helping his best friend. At the same time, he is obstinate in fulfilling the task he receives, and his always gloomy attitude helps him infiltrate the dangerous group. It is a talent of Salim to be able to demonstrate all this with few facial expressions, but with a good corporal work: always with curved shoulders, looking tired.
Warrior Netflix is therefore a great work coming from distant Denmark, which again proves that it can create dense and deep series, without leaving aside the pure and simple entertainment that characterizes in the electrifying scenes of action (mainly those of persecution) that occur during the series. For those who like more themes turned to the characters’ psychological analysis, this is an excellent show.
Synopsis 1: A distant war took someone they both loved. Now they’re teaming up to bring down an enemy much closer to home.
Synopsis 2: A war veteran plagued by guilt over his final mission teams up with his best friend’s widow to infiltrate a dangerous Copenhagen biker gang.