Topic is the criminally good streaming service from Kino Lorber and First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural drama (Christian), or a haunting true crime docu-series from the UK (The Missing Children), Topic expands your view of the world.
When an ex-terrorist seeks political asylum it’s up to undercover cop Mari Saari to befriend the criminal and find out why she’s really come to Helsinki. But in the hunt for answers, not everything is as it seems.
Police officer Mari assumes a false identity and poses as a social worker at the local refugee reception center. Meanwhile, a mysterious woman with questionable motives arrives at the center in Helsinki seeking asylum.
While working her case, Mari’s investigation collides with narcotics detective Viita’s, forcing the pair to find a way to work together despite their differences. A mysterious figure makes their presence known, leaving behind a trail of bodies.
Madina makes moves to push her plan forward, putting Mari’s life in jeopardy in the process. Viita and Mari concoct a plan to finally draw out the forces that have been controlling Madina—but will it be successful?
Madina has to answer for her lack of follow-through. Mari receives a direct order from her boss, Karla Tuomi, bringing her focus back to Madina’s movements. Viita arranges a meeting that allows Madina to deliver an important message.
Madina and Mari’s fates come into question as both women find themselves in hot water. A lethal encounter raises more questions for Mari and Viita, as players in Madina’s plan begin to second guess their choices.
It’s the finale and both Madina and Mari are coming face-to-face with their destinies. As fire and brimstone hurtles towards Helsinki, can Mari stop it in time? Meanwhile, Karla makes a shocking revelation that sends her team reeling.