FInnish thriller Freezing Embrace premieres August 22, 2023 in the U.S. and Canada on MHz Choice!

Premiering August 22, 2023

Freezing Embrace is based on Christian Rönnbacka’s Antti Hautalehto detective novels. The first season is a psychological thriller located in peaceful and snowy Porvoo, where the idyllic river of the same name flows through the town.

Chief inspector Hautalehto has hired a young policeman, whose father has worked with him for more than 20 years. Hautalehto finds himself between a rock and hard place, when it turns out that the new policeman has serious mental problems, which he has managed to hide in all previous tests. At the same time, mysterious murders start to take place. Almost every week, a young man is found drowned in the river. Eventually, Hautalehto admits that the new policeman is most likely guilty of the mysterious murders and arrests the young policeman.

Only the policeman’s father still believes in his son’s innocence. Hautalehto gives him a chance to prove his claims. To find out the truth, Hautalehto has to bring to light a traumatic event from the past and relieve the false memories that his father had planted into son’s mind. Will this unorthodox technique lead Hautalehto to the real killer?

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