The Prisoner

Computer whizz-kid VESA LEVOLA is a decent young man with a promising career who unexpectedly ends up in prison after becoming involved in a street fight.  In prison Vesa ends up working for the kingpin of the criminal world, who runs a drug-trafficking organization from behind bars.

The Underworld Trilogy is an uncompromising glimpse into transnational organized crime through the lives of three different people – a prisoner, 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  5 x 50 min.

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Minna Virtanen


Marko Leino


Max Ovaska, Martti Suosalo, Mikko Kouki, Ville Haapasalo


Minna Virtanen


Yle 2010