Parents' Guide to

Kamikaze

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Riveting Danish drama centers around suicide and death.

TV Max Drama 2021
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Taut, dramatic, well-acted, this 8-episode series is a searing journey through grief and the search for meaning. Kamikaze provides hedonistic thrills-- a gorgeous house, car, fantastic clothes, and a credit card that allows Julie to keep her grief a step away. It's also a study in the complexity of human grief. Danish actress Marie Reuther plays Julie with a chilling focus, painting a pointillistic portrait of a teenage girl with everything to lose, and the strength of character to lose it all for the sake of feeling something again.

Though it might not take top-shelf honors in the rebellious teen pantheon, Kamikaze punches well for its weight. Teens with a penchant for subtitled shows will thrill to this. Parents will enjoy the ride, though it's quite turbulent at times. This series skirts the edge of being too obvious, but the journey Julie undergoes captures the balance of fearfulness and fearlessness that turbo-charges this age group.

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