The Lawyer

TOMAS MATTILA is a scruffy, beer-guzzling attorney whose life is a total mess. Through a coincidence, however, he gains a new client, who offers him a lucrative job. Mattila sobers up and begins to enjoy his newfound success, until he finds out that he is helping Swedish white-collar criminals launder money. Mattila realizes too late that there is no way out.

The Underworld Trilogy is an uncompromising glimpse into transnational organized crime through the lives of three different people – a convict, a cop and a lawyer – who find themselves caught up in circumstances beyond their control.

Set in Stockholm, St. Petersburg and Helsinki, these three independent, yet interconnected mini-series offer a thought-provoking observation into the links between the penal system, drug-trafficking and money laundering.

Make one wrong decision. Pay the price for the rest of your life. Welcome to the harsh realities that dictate the rules of the criminal underworld.


Drama Thriller, TV series 3 x 50 min.

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Petri Kotwica


Marko Leino, Petri Kotwica


Teijo Eloranta, Janne Hyytiäinen, Georgi Staykov, Shanti Roney


Minna Virtanen


Yle 2011