I'm coming to the end of my catch-up sessions on The Bridge: Season 2 so I need some fresh Nordic-noir to brighten my day. Well, I say brighten, this one has gloomy written all over it. Not that Hans Herbots The Treatment is any less enticing for it. Or in fact Nordic, but it's close enough. Mo Hayder's 2001 novel provides inspiration for this Gothic tale, a nail-biting thriller that has garnered great reviews on this side of the world. The Treatment gets a limited cinematic release in the UK this month and is scheduled for release on DVD this coming September.
Synopsis: Inspector Nick Cafmeyer seems to have it all - looks, brains and a successful career. But a dark cloud hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother, Bjorn. Plettinckx, a known sex offender, was questioned but quickly released. Plettinckx lives close by and takes fiendish pleasure in harassing Nick. Then, when a disturbing case comes to light involving a missing nine-year-old, Nick heads a massive search which turns into a relentless manhunt.