In March 2004, when Estonia joins NATO and becomes a top target for the Russian intelligence, prompted by umbrage, an official at the Estonian Ministry of Defence turns into a Russian spy. Hereon begins a cat-and-mouse game between him and a determined young Estonian counterintelligence officer as they navigate the twists and turns of the action framed by challenges in both their personal lives. The stylish and thrilling six-part spy drama series is inspired by espionage scandals from Estonia’s recent history.
Written by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Martin Algus (Best Screenwriter Award winner at Estonian Film and Television Awards 2019) and starring one of Estonia’s most prolific actors- Tambet Tuisk (The Little Comrade, O2, Zero Point, The Poll Diaries), who won the Best Male Lead Award at the Estonian Film and Television Awards 2020 for Traitor.
Like Christopher Nolan's hit film Tenet, there is no point in letting your attention wander while watching Traitor. What makes Traitor stand out is sound. The actors can be heard surprisingly clearly and at the same time the background music created by Mick Pedaja will not be lost. Ergo Kuld, who seems to be pulling on complex and psychological material as a director, is the new Nolan - just give him more money to blow up a plane and shut down Laagna Road for the whole summer, and this man may end up being better than Nolan.
Kátrin Páuts - Ohtuleht
Decisions are not made immediately, but Vint is given space and time to consider his choices. It is always a good sign when a spy story character makes mistakes and difficult choices, so he is not a one-dimensional cartoon hero.
Toomás Sildám - ERR News
The time spent watching Traitor is well spent and flies fast. In the end, you hope that maybe the first six parts won't be the last and the next season will come.
Tuomo Yrttiáho - Helsingin Sanomat