The old law no longer applies while the new law isn't clear. This is the circumstance in which one of the protagonists finds himself in. The career criminal Nitišs, who spent the last 10 years in prison. He was tried and incarcerated under Soviet rule, and is released in to a completely different kind of country. Nitišs; world no longer works. The brotherhood of professional thieves no longer exists and all his savings are gone. The only thing he still has is his ability to pry open complicated locks, and this is what eventually leads him in to the scene of the crime.
Rookie investigator Kārkliņš knows that he's been handed a dangerous case, and that nobody is going to save him if he fails. He is driven by a mix of naiveté and the desire to spite naysayers as he pursues leads and discovers things he wasn't meant to know.
Natalia Nolle knows all of the written rules, as well as all the unwritten ones. She is influential, her opinion being able to sway the decisions of politicians. Natalia has a fantastic education from the KGB spy school. Her mind and skills is exactly what shaped her employer in to a very important politician. The fates of these three completely unrelated people are changed when Natalia allows herself to fall victim to feminine weakness and trying to make things right in her personal life.
THE STYLE OF THE SHOW - BALTIC NOIR.
The structure of the series is based around three plot lines that all begin at different points and move at different paces until they all converge on the day of Natalia's death. Every plot line has it's own protagonist and unique elements. In Natalia's story, the influence and methods of the KGB are revealed in events spanning from 1968 to the present. The story of Nitišs is the story of a man who enters a world no longer familiar to him. He entered prison in one country, and came out in a completely different one. Nitišs always had to live under two sets of laws at the same time. The laws of the country and the laws of the criminal underworld. But now he ends up in a situation where neither set of laws works anymore. Investigator Kārkliņš also had to live under both regimes. He went to school under Soviet rule, but by the time he enrolled in to the police academy Latvia was once again free.
All three stories move at their own speed until they synchronize in the 7th episode, which depicts the day of the murder.
Natalia Nolle is played by two actresses. The older Natalia is played by Madara Zviedre, The younger version of Natalia is played by Diāna Krista Stafecka in her feature debut role. Investigator Aldis Kārkliņš is also played by a debuting actor: Ritvars Logins of the New Riga theater school. His boss, Major Sidrabs is played by Ģirts Krūmiņš. The professional burglar Anton Nitišs is played by Ukrainian actor Aleksey Gorbunov.
Other notable actors include: Mārcis Maņjakovs as MP Silsalka, Jurijs Djakonovs as the criminal Dima Azarjan, Hrant Tokhatjan (Armenia) as Gosha Azarjan, Valentin Novopoļski (Lithuania) as Nikolai Nolle, Yuriy Curilo (Russia) as private investigator Kim, Madara Vilčuka as Matilde, Uldis Dumpis as Natalia's grandfather, Ināra Slucka as Natalia's mother, Andrey Ilyin (Russia) as KGB instructor Kamil Petrovich.
Scriptwriter: Armands Zvirbulis, Juris Kursietis, Matīss Gricmanis, Līga Celma-Kursiete
Director : Armands Zvirbulis
Cinematographer: Gints Bērziņš, LGC
Production Designer: Rūdolfs Baltiņš, Kārlis Balodis,
Sound Director: Jānis Eglītis
Costume Designer: Jūlija Volkinšteine
Makeup Artist: Ilze Trumpe
Producers: Arta Giga, Lukas Trimonis, Ivan Razinkov