The Chestnut Man (2021) s01e06 Episode Script

Episode 6

- We're in.
- Yeah, we're in.
- He's not there, right? - No, it's completely empty.
I want you to check outside, cellar, attic, roof terrace.
Talk to the neighbors.
Everything! And Thulin? Can you tell if she's been there? Not yet, but we're turning this place upside down now.
What's the last we heard? She went to see him at the forensics centre.
Demanded to talk to him.
They talk for two hours.
Then she was seen getting into a car and driving away with him.
We later found her mobile in his bin at his office.
And the search for his car? Nothing.
We know Genz said he was going to some seminar in Esbjerg.
Which is a lie, of course, like everything else.
He managed to change his name and identity when he was around 18 years old.
And Thulin's family, did they Have they heard anything? No.
I talked to the grandfather.
They were at some school event, where she had questions about chestnuts, - and then left right after.
- Chestnuts? Okay.
There must be something in that apartment that can tell us where he went.
Check his cellphone, his mail, - his card transactions, his - Hess, Hess, Hess, Hess! Everyone's on it, okay? We're focusing on the greater Copenhagen area and checking the ferries and the airports.
- We're doing everything we can.
- Yeah.
I know.
- I'm on my way to Copenhagen.
- Okay.
No, I don't think it'll be very late.
Well, that's good.
Okay, then.
I'll just see you later, right? Yeah.
Oh, and remember, today is a good day.
Hello? - Yeah.
- Genz.
See if you can find a phone number for the owner.
Genz, are you coming? The owner isn't listed.
It might be the right kind of tree, but… this place looks abandoned.
Ah, well, it's not completely abandoned.
That thing looks pretty new.
And there's some computers in there.
Naia? Naia.
- Where did you get that? - It was under the flowerpot over there.
Hello? It's the police! Anybody here? Genz, it looks like our tracking equipment.
POLICE What the fuck? And our photos.
Genz, call Nylander.
We need to get people out here.
There might be leads to Kristine.
Genz, are you calling? I'm waiting for a guest.
No more people.
We're too many as it is.
I knew it was risky to use the chestnuts here from the farm, but… on the other hand, it had to be them.
Genz… you can't have killed all those people.
- Genz, tell me you didn't do it.
- Yeah.
Sometimes you need to view things from a broader perspective.
- Give me your gun.
- Oh, but I don't have it.
It's in the car.
Get down.
Show me your hands.
Get down! No! I told you you should have gone home, didn't I? I told you.
THE CHESTNUT MAN So far, the police have no comments on the search for minister of social affairs Rosa Hartung, which was announced a short while ago.
Anonymous police sources say that the minister of social affairs is presumably in danger, and that police intelligence services are on high alert to find the minister.
The search for Rosa Hartung is taking place just a few days - after the so-called "Chestnut Man" case… - Excuse me? - I don't - Excuse me? The case led to speculation as to whether the minister's daughter, 12-year-old Kristine Hartung, might still be alive.
- Excuse me.
Can I ask you something? - No, I don't have time right now.
- Yeah, a brown Citroën DS7.
- Excuse me? I need to Yeah.
Can I ask you something? Just take it.
Tell Nylander that the chief wants a briefing as soon as possible.
- Hey? Hey? I have a question.
- Sorry, just a second.
No! Not a second.
- You asked us to come.
- I'm so sorry.
Glad you came.
Let's go.
This way.
Did you find anything? Apparently, he only has things he doesn't give a shit about.
There's the plan for the Jessie Kvium operation.
Then the tracking report.
He must have used it to find Rasouli and Skans before us.
- And there are some surveillance pictures.
- From where? There's one of Thulin, there's one of you and Thulin.
Captain, take a look.
I've just been handed a picture of a little girl.
- Something he used as a bookmark.
- Kristine? No, it's an old photo.
My best guess is it must be his twin sister Astrid.
But, uh, apparently we're not the only ones he was watching.
There's a frozen image here.
We tried to reconnect, but were unable to.
It looks like a kitchen.
- Maybe a summerhouse.
- What do you see? There are some newspapers on the table.
Which newspapers? Where are they from? Are they local papers? They're German.
- German? - Yes.
Send me everything you have so far.
We gotta find out if they went to Germany.
Yes, I have to go now.
Steen Hartung is at the station.
I have to talk to him.
It may lead to something.
You've reached Naia Thulin.
I can't pick up my phone now, but please leave a message.
Is she still not picking up? No.
Uh… But, um… I'm sure she'll call us as soon as she can.
Hey, you know what? We'll go and do the groceries now.
We're having fish and chips.
And then we'll go trick-or-treating with the others.
Okay? Listen, Le.
I'm sure it's because it's a tricky case.
Otherwise, she would be here.
She loves you.
Can't we call the guy with the different colored eyes? Who's that? HECTOR MALO NOBODY'S BOY Yeah, I received it.
Sorry to disturb you.
My name is Aksel.
I'm Thulin's stepfather and Le's grandfather.
I take it you've heard of me.
I have.
I'm standing here with Le, and we're trying to get hold of her… her mom.
And we can't get through, and so… I thought maybe you would have time to talk to Le.
And please go easy on her.
Thank you.
- Here you go.
- Thanks.
- I'm the one who wanted to talk to you.
- Yeah, Le, hi.
It's just because my I want I have something important I want to say to my mom.
She's not picking up.
Do you know where she is? No.
No, Le, not right now, but, um… But when I see her, I will tell her that you called.
Uh, just tell her it's okay.
What what is? Mm tell her it's okay.
- That it's okay? - Yeah.
Grandpa says I have to hang up, so, uh, can you pass her the message? Hello? You know what, Le? I'm, um… I'll find your mom.
And then, um… you can tell her yourself.
Okay, thanks.
THE CHESTNUT FARM I don't know anything.
My wife's secretary, Liv, told me that Rosa found the old case, then she got up and then she left, without a word.
- To go where? Do you have any - What the hell is going on? I'm going to show you a picture.
Have you seen him before? His name is Simon Genz and he's the head of the forensics centre.
I haven't seen him before.
What does he have to do with this? Toke Bering.
Have you ever heard that name? - Has Rosa ever talked about Toke Bering? - I don't know anything, okay? All I know is, Gustav's suddenly in the living room holding a chestnut garland.
It can't be that bloody difficult to find her.
- You have surveillance, you can trace - Your wife's mobile is off.
We're not picking up any signal from it.
But I promise you, we're doing everything we possibly can.
I've informed the Ministry of Justice, we're working with secret services and I have people everywhere.
Do you remember what she was wearing? - Steen.
- Dad? He's asking about Mom's clothes.
- What was she wearing? - Um… Mom wore, um… She wore those gray pants.
- The ones she wears at home.
- The sweatpants? - Yeah.
- And what top? Um… Curry… Knitted curry… a knitted sweater.
- And, um, sneakers.
- Thank you.
I'll be back in a second.
Dad, they found me, right? Hello? Kristine? Hi, Rosa.
Where is she? Is she alive? Come inside.
Kristine? Kristine, are you here? It's Mom.
Kristine, are you here? I bought this place around the same time you started to appear in the media.
Kristine, it's Mom.
You were made minister of social affairs.
- Kristine! - Imagine how ironic it felt.
There you were, all happy.
Speaking up on behalf of the kids.
It's almost in the same condition as back then.
That's the living room in there.
My foster dad always sat in there and watched sports on TV.
Or whatever it was he watched.
That's the kitchen.
My foster mom spent a lot of time in here.
This was like the family's favorite room.
So they were almost always in here.
Toke… Bathroom is in there.
My foster mom, she took a lot of really long baths in here.
She'd given birth to two kids, and that was hard, so she needed to relax a lot.
I lied back then, it's true.
I didn't know what I was doing.
Aah! You knew what you were doing.
- You knew exactly what you were doing.
- Toke, I'm the one you're mad at.
You wanna see the dining room? We almost never used it.
Only for fancy visitors.
But today, we have one.
Go over and sit down.
Come on, sit down.
You sit there.
I would have invited my sister, but she couldn't make it.
But Naia wanted to come, so… Toke, I'm begging you.
Will you please tell me where Kristine is? I'm thinking we'll do it like in the old days, right? We'll just hang out and talk and… You always wanted to make a family, remember? Your family? Here.
Have some chestnuts.
Now, let's see.
That one's nice, and this one's nice.
And it's important that you drill it.
Don't jab it.
So, you killed all of those people because of me? No, you see, I saved those children.
They're much better off now without their useless mothers.
Come on.
Hello? I don't know what you want.
And I don't care.
Tell me where my daughter is.
You hear? Or what? You'll stab me with that thing? But then you'll never find out where she is.
- Will you? - Tell me now! Well, now I feel like you're ruining the nice atmosphere.
Shall we sing a song, or something? Well, I mean, you can't really sing, but what about singing, what's it called? "The Chestnut Man".
Remember? Look.
Hello? Louder! Yeah! That's great.
Louder! I can't really hear you.
She's really good, right? Surprisingly good.
Where the hell did that go? Ah.
Just relax.
Now, I'll show you where my sister and I lived.
- Nylander.
- Yeah.
- Did you find it? - Find what? The house.
With the German newspapers.
No, we haven't.
We have no leads.
Where the hell are you? I'm still on Møn.
I have an idea, but I can't find the place.
What place? - I'll call you back.
- Hess? Hess! No… I actually owe you a big thank you.
'Cause without you, I'd never have found my purpose in life.
So… something good came out of it.
You must know that you'll be the last one, Rosa.
I'll make sure to do my best.
The best advice I can give you is to relax as much as possible, and And think about how it's all happening for a greater cause.
Is something wrong? Listen I can't talk right now.
I'll call you later.
Oh, that sounds delicious.
Let's get started with the first one.
No, no! No, no, no! Help! How did you find this place? Huh? Your bookmark.
With your sister by the chestnut tree.
My bookmark? Huh.
And who knows you're here? Nobody.
Except… Nylander.
I forgot about that.
- How far is the local police? - At least ten, 12 minutes away.
Genz… Genz, you can't get away.
They all know who you are.
Thulin has nothing to do with this.
She's innocent.
And, no matter what Rosa did back then, it's not her fault that you were placed here.
- Isn't it her fault? - She was just a child.
She was… No, no.
You got it all wrong.
- It was her fault.
- She was she was just a child.
- And - Shut up.
You don't understand anything, anyway.
Genz! She was a child.
She was only a little child! She was just a little Didn't your wife and daughter burn to death? Well, now you can join them.
Rosa, come on.
Come on.
Come on.
Kristine… I heard him talk on the phone.
Genz! Genz! Move! Move to the corner! Come on! For fuck's sake! Come on! Get over here! Rosa, come here! Come on.
Go! Come on! Go now! Come here.
Press! Press! Hold your arm over your heart.
I'll be back.
I'm a bit disappointed in you, Naia.
I think you should acknowledge what I've done, instead of trying to throw a spanner in the works.
Are you listening? But now, it's all done.
The story about the Chestnut Man will be told for many years to come.
Now I just need to figure out what to do with you.
I mean, you have Le, and she needs a mother Calm down.
Calm down! Forget it.
Give me one good reason that I shouldn't give Le a better life.
Get out! Genz, get out of the car! Hess! Don't… you… What the fuck? Don't move.
Where's Rosa? She's she's safe.
And she wants to know what you've done to her daughter.
- No! - Yeah.
Your saw can cut through more than bones, you sick bastard.
Genz, it's over.
- Shut your mouth.
- Get out! - Hands above your head! Now! - Shut your mouth! Thulin? Thulin? Come here.
Come here.
I've got you.
All right.
I've got you.
Where is he? Where is he? Genz… Genz… Where's Kristine? Genz, where's Kristine? - Tell us where she is.
Come on, tell us.
- Genz, come on.
- Come on.
- Genz, where is Kristine? Hello? Hello, Toke? Are you there? I don't like this.
You said you would call me as soon… Management and employees at the police headquarters are shocked after discovering that 44-year-old Simon Genz is the perpetrator behind the so-called "Chestnut Man" killings.
Simon Genz, who was killed by police during arrest late last night, was the head of the police forensic department, and therefore, part of the investigation into the killings he had committed.
Investigations are currently underway as to whether Simon Genz was also behind the assumed murder of Rosa Hartung's daughter, Kristine Hartung, who disappeared last year.
Rosa Hartung was discharged from Rigshospitalet this morning… - Are you cold? - Mmm.
- Want me to turn up the heat? - No, it's fine.
We, um… Nylander will brief us once we get there.
- Okay.
- He's talking to the German police now.
- So… - Yeah.
You know that there is a very small possibility for her being alive.
If we even find her.
What's up? The call to Genz's phone last night was linked to a tower about one hour's drive from the ferry, close to the Polish border.
They've located the house down there and all exit roads have been blocked.
- What kind of place is it? - We don't know.
We only know it's close to a village.
Witnesses have recognized the description of Genz's car.
He's been there frequently the last year.
That is, since he bought the house down there for his sister.
They insisted.
I objected, but then the minister of justice called, so… But do we even know she No one has seen a child down there near the sister's house.
Most witnesses believe the sister lives there alone.
But Genz has kept her under surveillance.
…and campsite.
Here's the weather report.
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Did you report water damage? I don't speak German.
Astrid Bering? Uh… Let go! Don't move! Don't move! Let go.
Let me go! Let her go.
She can't breathe.
Astrid, where's Kristine? - Is he dead? - Yes.
Where is Kristine? Tell her mom and dad I did everything I could.
It's locked.
What's going on? Kristine? Steen, I can't take it any more.
I think we should go now.
- Unlock the door.
Unlock the door.
- Honey.
- Something is wrong.
I feel it.
- Honey.
- Hey.
- I want to go home.
Come here.
- Good morning.
- Morning.
Here's the contract.
All signed and sealed.
What should I do? Just tear it apart? Yes, please.
Could you, um… please hold onto these? Of course.
So I agreed with Le that, uh, I won't talk about work at home any more, so, um, in the end, Aksel picked up the phone and told my new boss that, um… if it was so damn important, he could just write an email.
- Wow.
- Yeah.
What about you? You'll go to Budapest and then what? - Yeah, no, Bucharest.
- Oh, yeah.
Yeah, I'll go to a hotel, get a briefing.
- Have meetings during the week.
- Yeah? The case needs to be closed, so… And then on to the next thing.
- Well… - Yeah.
- Take care.
- Thanks.
We, uh… Yeah.
See you.
I I was thinking, if, um… Hey! What the fuck are you doing? We, um… - I'll see you.
- Yes.
- Yeah.
Have a nice trip.
- Thanks.
Hess? Um, there's something I forgot to give you.
It's from Le.
- For me? - Yeah.
- Tell her I said bye and thanks.
- I will.
I will.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Next week, I'll put forward a request to the authorities for compensation.
Considering how much time you've served for a crime you didn't commit, you should have a good chance of getting a decent amount.
But we'll see.
Justice has been served! Congratulations.
You're a free man.

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