White Sands Review – Danish Cop Drama Delivers

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

White Sands, from Topic Studios, an original limited series, presents a light crime drama as two undercover detectives pose as a married couple while investigating the unsolved murder of the brother of a German politician in the seaside village.

The series begins with Helene, played by Marie Bach Hansen, having an intimate dinner with Jimmy Oldenburg, played by David Sakurai, who we find out minutes later, is a notorious crime boss, and Helene, an expert Danish undercover officer, has infiltrated his organization and gathered enough evidence to secure his arrest. As he is being arrested, he lunges at her and threatens "I'll find you."

God’s Country Review – Resonating, Strong Character Driven Performances

We then meet Thomas, played by Carsten Bjфrnland, who is an expert homicide detective in Hamburg, Germany. He recently lost his wife to breast cancer and is still very much in the grieving process. His supervisor shows up and wants him to meet Hamburg's Mayor Ursula Pfeiffer, played by Julischka, the sister of Sebastian Pfeiffer, played by Ric Wersig.

She explains that over a year ago her brother was murdered in White Sands, a small seaside village and while the local police did everything they could. The murder of her brother has gone unsolved and she, along with the Danish authorities, have create a need-to-know task force: two undercovers, posing as a married couple.

Both Helene and Thomas agree to the assignment. Soon, they are headed to the tourist paradise of White Sands, (Hvide Sande) on the Jutlandic west coast. The pair must convincingly portray a happily married couple from the big city moving to the North Sea coast to start a new life.

Frost Review – Tantalizing Thriller, Until It Wasn’t

Their ruse is off to a rocky start as the accommodation the bureau secured were double booked and they ended up having to book a very small camper with only one bed. With solving the case the only barrier to life returning to normal, the pair are intent and determined to solve the case quickly.

Unable to sleep on their first night, each decide to explore the area. As it is he finds a group of islanders memorializing Sebastian and she heads to the site of his murder, the island's lighthouse. So, the trail to finds Sebastian's murderer is not as cold as they believed.

Throughout they buffet against each other's rough edges, and they quickly come to realize that being credible in the roles of husband and wife isn't easy when you're used to being alone. 

The Youth Governor Review – Sharp Documentary Highlights the Future of Politics

Like most small towns, hidden behind the founding families closed doors are shocking secrets, of greed, envy, lost love and lifelong vengeance, and a willingness to do anything to keep those doors sealed shut.

As Helene and Thomas dig into the past of the small town's residents and circumstances, hidden connections, and old wounds, they confront their own past and, in the process, get closer to each other.

White Sands is another international crime drama from Topic Studios that delivers an addicting mini drama over seven episodes. The cinematography, for beach lovers is stunning. For those who have never traveled to the Jutlandic west coast, a coastal community that extends across three nations, it is offers an insider's view into euro beach life.

Binge-worthy, White Sands delivers a solid story, strong character driven performances, with a great location. See it.

Luminous Review - Stars Never Looked So Good

Country: Denmark.

Language: Danish, German, with English Subtitles.

Release Date: September 15, 2022.

Runtime: Seven Episodes/45minutes.

Director: Tilde Harkamp, Barbara Topsфe-Rothenborg.

Producer: Morten Rasmussen, David C. H. фsterbфg

Writer: A.J. Kazinski, Anders Rфnnow Klarlund

Cast: Marie Bach Hansen, Carsten Bjornlund, Bodil Jorgensen, Amanda Friis Jurgensen, Simon Mathew, David Sakuri, Jens Christian Buskov Lund, Bjarne Henriksen, Andreas Jessen, Camilla Bendix, Jesper Asholt.

Haute Tease

  • Celebrity Interview & Review: Pride Loyalty for a Lifetime and Part II with Director Matthew Warchus

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    "Pride," from BBC Films, Pathe and CBS Films," a brilliant film that stands out in the sea of compelling stories, presents the peoples oppression as the joining force  between the  gays and miners in 1984's British Miner's Strike.

  • Blood Review – A Bone Chilling, Arresting, Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Blood,” from BBC Films and Lipsync Productions, presents, spine tingling, chilling mystery thriller that weaves haunted memories with the cat and mouse chase that is unexpectedly stunning from the beginning.

  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Russia Square Off; UK/Russian Nerve Agent; Nat’l Guard at Borders; Syria Unleashes Chemical Weapons

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump, in a continuing response to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the assassination attempt of a double agent on British soil, has imposed the harshest sanctions to date against members of Putin's government and inner circle.

  • Rockology Auctions Opens Bids on Celebrity Memorabilia

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Elvis Presley, George H. W. Bush, Patsy Cline, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Burt Reynolds and Jerry Lee Lewis are just a few of the names represented in the upcoming auction which opens for bidding on August 7th.

  • Paladin to Release "They Remain," A Genre-bending Thriller by Philip Gelatt to Open in Fall

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Paladin has acquired domestic theatrical rights to THEY REMAIN, a genre-bending experience in terror written and directed by Philip Gelatt, Mark Urman announced. The film is being prepped for a film festival launch and theatrical release in Fall 2017.  

  • The Infiltrator Review - Solid, Sexy, Sleek, A Four Star Speedball Ride

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Infiltrator, from Broad Green Pictures, presents the true story of DEA agent Robert "Bob" Mazur who along with Emir Abreu infiltrates the highest levels of the Medellin Cartel taking down senior lieutenants and collapsing the seventh largest global banking institution.