With “No peace to the dead“is a captivating Spanish thriller series on April 30th, 2021 on the streaming service worldwide Netflix started. Mateo Vidal’s (Mario Casas) world turns upside down when he realizes that Olivia Costa (Aura Garrido), the mother of his unborn child, is not who she claims to be.
We declare the end of the eventful Netflix series, which in many ways resembles the recently launched show “Who Murdered Sara?“remembers and breaks down what was actually going on the whole time. Enjoy it!
The beginning: Mat kills a person
It all begins with an argument in front of a nightclub and an accidental murder: main character Mat pushes Dani (Eudald Font), who is instantly dead. Mat is sentenced to a 4-year prison term.
When he is allowed to leave the prison for his parents’ funeral, he meets Olivia, whose real name is Candance Russo. The two spend a night together, and when Mat is later released, he meets Olivia again and the two become a couple.
Olivia receives a call and tells Mat that she is going to Berlin on a business trip. Mat then receives an extremely disturbing video of the naked Olivia in a hotel room. This was sent by the criminal Sáez (Xavi Sáez) (but more on this later).
Mat realizes: something is going on that he doesn’t understand.
Olivia’s dark past explained
In the course of “Kein Friede den Toten” viewers learn a lot about Olivia’s dark past: In the strip club and brothel of pimp Anibal (Sam Feuer) she worked with prostitutes Kimmy (Martina Gusman) and Emma (Juana Acosta).
Anibal also organized sex parties with underage girls that were attended by rich and powerful men. They wore masks to keep their identities secret.
Anibal secretly recorded the rapes and sexual abuse, extorted the participants with the tapes of the orgies and demanded large sums of money from them.
Kimmy, Emma and Candace want to leave this life behind. You come up with a plan, but a catastrophe ensues …
Emma and Candace flee and assume new identities
With the ominous volume number 27 (more on that later) Emma, Kimmy and Candace want to demand money and their passports from Anibal. He notices that the recording is missing and kills his innocent girlfriend because he thinks she stole from him.
Emma and Candace enter the room and see Anibal and the horribly battered corpse. A fight ensues and Candace shoots Anibal.
With her presence of mind, Emma pretends that the dead woman is Candace. The two flee to Sister Hermana Irene (Susi Sánchez) and Emma begins a new life in the monastery under the name of Sister Maria.
Candace, on the other hand, becomes Olivia Costa and later meets Mat. The two of them sink Anibal’s corpse into the sea, where the pimp previously had the bodies of his murdered prostitute disappeared.
Who Killed Sister Maria?
Years later, Sister Maria (Emma, who is in hiding) falls to her death. The corrupt policeman Gallardo (Santi Pons) looked for her masked in her barren nuns room and asked about Candace. However, Maria did not want to reveal anything and preferred to jump out of the window.
It remains unclear whether Gallardo would have killed Maria if she had disclosed the information she requested.
Is Pimp Anibal Really Dead?
Candace / Olivia suspects several times during “No Peace to the Dead” that pimp Anibal is actually still alive and could have murdered Gallardo and Saez. However, the police later find Anibal’s badly decayed body in the water where Emma and Candace once sank it.
So pimp Anibal is really dead and is not behind the events of the present time level of “No Peace to the Dead”.
What’s on tape number 27?
The red suitcase with the tapes of the secretly recorded rapes plays an important role in “Kein Friede den Toten”: Special policeman Teo Aguilar (Jose Coronado) is given the task of securing the tapes, since if the recordings become known the country could destabilize.
But Aguilar also has a personal agenda: He took part in sex orgies with minors and is on tape number 27. The brutal regularly beat and beat up the young women.
Most terrible of all: He once kills a friend of Kimmy, Emma and Candace. This can be seen on tape number 27.
Emma and Candace / Olivia take the red suitcase with the ribbons after they killed Anibal and flee.
On the hunt for volume 27, policeman Aguilar asserts that he has changed. But he continues to commit murders and shows absolutely brutal behavior.
When police officer Lorena Ortiz (Alexandra Jiménez) finally got the tapes towards the end of “Kein Friede den Toten”, Teo Aguilar preferred to shoot himself rather than watch his family learn of his crimes.
Why did Kimmy want to get revenge on Olivia?
Now it gets a bit more complicated, because from here the most daring twists and turns of the Netflix series “No Peace to the Dead” follow: Candace / Olivia abandoned her friend Kimmy, who had always looked after her, after the self-defense murder of Anibal. She disappeared and Kimmy thought she was dead.
Policeman Aguilar then tortured Kimmy and cut off some of her fingers. Because he wanted to find out where the tape with the number 27 is that Emma and Candace had taken.
In the presence of “No Peace to the Dead” Kimmy harbors an infinite grudge against Candace.
She attracts Candace / Olivia by pretending to have information about her daughter Paula (Aina Planas). Then Kimmy drugged Candace and took her to the same warehouse where Anibal once held his violent sex orgies with minors.
There Kimmy wants to have Candace / Olivia brutally rape by several masked men – while her friend Mat is watching! But police officer Lorena Ortiz shows up at the last moment and saves the couple from another tragedy!
Who really murdered Gallardo and Sáez?
In the finale of “No Peace to the Dead”, Mat is suspected of murder: He is said to have murdered policeman Gallardo and Anibal’s former henchman Sáez. In truth, Dani’s father Jaime (Gonzalo de Castro) has the two men on his conscience.
Jaime is the father of the young man whom Mat accidentally killed once in the past. He found Mats’ prison term too short and never got over the loss of his son. When he sees Mat and the pregnant Olivia happy in the hospital, the doctor comes up with a terrible plan.
He starts following Candace / Olivia and sees her meet up with Emma / Sister Maria at the zoo every week. Then Jaime happens to be watchinghow Sister Maria falls to her death. He then approaches Gallardo and Sáez.
Everything that then happens to Mat in the presence of “No Peace to the Dead” goes back to Jaime. He orchestrates the call to Olivia and instructs Sáez to record the video of the naked, sleeping Olivia and send it to Mat when the two criminals took her under their control in the hotel room.
But with the help of investigator Zoe (Anna Alarcón), Mat finds Sáez’s hotel room and is able to free Candace / Olivia.
When Jaime shot dead the corrupt policeman Gallardo by chance, he comes up with a new plan: He collects a fingerprint from Mat, also shoots Sáez, and makes it appear as if Mat was the culprit.
In the final episode of “No Peace to the Dead”, Mat threatens Jaime at home in the presence of his wife Sonia (Ana Wagener) with a gun and finally finds out the truth.
Did Mat commit murder in prison?
Yes! Mat killed his fellow inmate Romero (Toro) in prison, and at the very end of “No Peace to the Dead” only the audience hears about this. Mat isn’t even telling Olivia the truth.
However, there is more to the murder than it has always appeared: Dani’s father Jaime, the murderer of Gallardo and Sáez, paid Romero to kill Mat in prison.
So, to a large extent, Mat acted in self-defense and defended himself against a nasty assassination attempt. After overpowering and disarming Romero in battle, he drops his knife.
Now the confrontation could be over, but Romero attacks again. Only now does Mat throw him over the railing and Romero falls to his death.
So in the course of “No Peace to the Dead”, Mat killed 2 people under seemingly unbelievable circumstances.
|No peace judge the dead|
|Genre||Drama, Krimi, Mystery|
|First broadcast in Germany||
Suspicion Films, Think Studio
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