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The Bridge - Series 1 [DVD]

Sofia Helin , Kim Bodnia , Björn Stein , Charlotte Sieling    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sofia Helin, Kim Bodnia, Dag Malmberg, Magnus Krepper, Iggy Malmborg
  • Directors: Björn Stein, Charlotte Sieling
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Swedish, Danish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Arrow
  • DVD Release Date: 21 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0072HTWQM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 815 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The body of a woman is found in the middle of the Øresund Bridge. Half of it belongs to a Swedish politician, the other half to a Danish prostitute. Trapped in the middle of the bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark, a bi-national investigatory team is put together to solve the crime. Laid-back Danish family man, Martin, and Swedish single woman, Saga, have to work together to stop the horrific staged murders before the terrorist wins over public opinion with his anti-corruption agenda.

Please note: This television series contains Swedish and Danish audio, with English subtitles.

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The body of a woman is found in the middle of the Øresund Bridge. Half of it belongs to a Swedish politician, the other half to a Danish prostitute. Trapped in the middle of the bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark, a bi-national investigatory team is put together to solve the crime. Laid-back Danish family man, Martin, and Swedish single woman, Saga, have to work together to stop the horrific staged murders before the terrorist wins over public opinion with his anti-corruption agenda.

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147 of 156 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Perfect 8 May 2012
By J.Wild
Format:DVD
The Bridge for me surpasses all those dramas which have come before from our Danish/Swedish cousins. I thought The Killing was excellent, I felt Varg Veum was superb but The Bridge takes the veiwer to another level in appreciation for both the production and delivery of a top notch crime drama.
If we could produce drama half as good as this I'd never quibble about my licence fee ever again.
The characters are presented as human and flawed and you become invested in what happens to them, even the unpleasant ones.
Unlike many of our own dramas I found myself experiancing a whole range of emotions as I followed the case to its total 'none Hollywood' conclusion.
Cant wait for series two...........
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91 of 100 people found the following review helpful
By Mikey TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Appealing to nearly 2 million weekly viewers, The Bridge (Swedish - Bron) (Danish - Broen) aired in the autumn of 2011 every Wednesday night at 8pm in Denmark and 9pm in Sweden. Danish network DR screened episodes a week after their Swedish SVT counterparts before the Danes caught up by screening a double episode to conclude on the same night as SVT.
The Bridge is probably best described as a mixture of three recent popular Scandinavian acquisitions on UK television, Wallander, The Killing and Those Who Kill. Considering that all three of these series along with Danish political drama Borgen are all set within an hours journey of each other in the Öresund/Øresund (S/D) region, The Bridge should have something to appeal to fans of all Nordic series.
Unlike the other Danish shows, you won't find many actors from the other programmes here with the exception of the lead male Danish policeman played by Kim Bodnia (guest appearances in The Killing 1 and Those Who Kill) and a very brief appearance by Nicolaj Kopernikus (Vagn - The Killing 1) as the father of a hospital patient, Morten Suurballe (Lennart Brix - The Killing) who appears in a couple of episodes and Troels Munck (Buchard, Brix's predecessor - The Killing) briefly as a doctor.
The discovery of a body at the exact halfway point of the Oresund Bridge leads to the arrival of the Copenhagen and Malmö police forces who decide to work together to unravel the mystery. The finding on the bridge is actually the top half of a prominent Swedish politician and the bottom half of a Danish prostitute. This discovery is only the start for a chain of events which test the resolve of Martin (Bodnia) and Saga (Sofia Helin).
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99 of 110 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Slow Burner. 27 Feb 2012
Format:DVD
Initially one will think that the early episodes contain a great deal of plot padding with side stories,and their characters,appearing to have no bearing on the central storyline.
However,the disparate threads are slowly drawn together to contribute to the solving of the crime,and the unmasking of the perpetrator in this ultimately tense thriller.
Also,intially one may find the character of Saga Noren(Sofia Helin)somewhat annoying,but gradually one begins to warm to her,and empathise with her personality.
For me Sofia Helin's performance is superb,and at times brings a 'touching' quality to the character of Saga Noren.
One must also compliment Kim Bodnia for his performance as a sometimes exasperated colleague(Martin Rodhe) of Saga.
Comparisons will no doubt be made to the 'Forbrydelsen' series,but for me where 'Broen' scores is in the touches of humour brought by the actions of Saga Noren that were lacking in those of Sarah Lund.
'Broen' is thoroughly recommended.
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49 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another 5 star thrilling crime drama 3 Jun 2012
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Hats off to the writers of this brilliantly constructed thriller series. On the credits there were a whole team of them, and that's got to be the way to craft such a complex original plot into such a must-watch television series. So often our own domestic tv crime drama is the work of a single person who can't possibly compete with a team creatively.

But to me it matters not a jot as clearly the BBC Acquistions team have shown they can spot brilliance in the output of other countries' television production companies. After 'Mad Men' 'The Killing' etc now we have 'The Bridge'. Over 10 episodes its a visual treat, with locations changing continously, with the combined Danish/Swedish police forces always several steps behind the fast-moving story. Character-development is a key ingredient and in this there are so many well-drawn characters to root for - just as in 'Mad Men'. I especially liked the Danish actor playing Martin, and also his mercurial wife, Messe, I think she was called. But there's many more to enjoy as the entwined plot unravels.

A DvD treat not to be missed
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Series 2 Jan 2013
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This was the best series I had ever watched and when each episode finished I couldn't wait to see the next one. The suspense was terrific and the characters were charismatic and in some cases quite amusing. I couldn't wait to get this on DVD so that I could watch it all again.
If you like a good thriller, then this is definitely worth watching.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another super Nordic Noir 16 Dec 2012
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Found The Bridge to be up to the usual great Scandinavian Crime standard. The characters grow on you as the series moves along. Malmo is used nicely as a gritty backdrop, the two main characters work of each other really well. For all lovers of the Killing and Spiral it will certainly be one to enjoy.
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