Green Frontier (Frontera Verde) is a Netflix limited-series from Colombia and it’s the metaphysical crime thriller I’ve always wanted:
Helena Poveda, a young Bogotá-based detective, travels deep into the Amazon, on the border between Brazil and Colombia, to investigate a series of bizarre murders. Her investigation leads her into the heart of the jungle where she discovers a mysterious indigenous tribe with an extraordinary secret that they will go to great lengths to protect.
If this sounds remotely in your ballpark, give it a watch, because it’s very good: beautifully shot, well-acted, the pacing is on-point, there are some great twists, it’s topical without being preachy and it’s spiritual but completely approachable.
I really hope Netflix funds something else from these filmmakers.