The Killing - Series 3 - Complete 2012

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Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl) returns in the long-awaited third and final series of The Killing (Forbrydelsen) Trilogy.

Starring:
Sofie Grabol, Sigurd Holmen Le Dous
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  • Killing - Series 3 - Complete, The - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Killing - Series 3 - Complete, The - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Killing - Series 3 - Complete, The - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
Runtime 9 hours 40 minutes
Starring Sofie Grabol, Sigurd Holmen Le Dous, Stig Hoffmeyer, Olaf Johannessen, Helle Fagralid, Nicolas Bro, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ole Dupont, Inge Lise Goltermann, Sara-Marie Maltha, Morten Suurballe, Christoph Bastrup, Anders W. Berthelsen
Director Lodge Kerrigan, Ed Bianchi, Dan Attias
Genres Drama
Studio ARROW FILMS
Rental release 17 December 2012
Main languages Danish
Subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 9 hours 40 minutes
Starring Sofie Grabol, Sigurd Holmen Le Dous, Stig Hoffmeyer, Olaf Johannessen, Helle Fagralid, Nicolas Bro, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ole Dupont, Inge Lise Goltermann, Sara-Marie Maltha, Morten Suurballe, Christoph Bastrup, Anders W. Berthelsen
Director Lodge Kerrigan, Ed Bianchi, Dan Attias
Genres Drama
Studio ARROW FILMS
Rental release 17 December 2012
Main languages Danish
Subtitles English

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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Alicemay on 23 Feb 2013
Format: DVD
Oddly enough, reading subtitles for hours doesn't bother me, in fact I hardly notice it, which says a great deal about the power of these series to enthrall. Also, so much more meaning is conveyed by tone and body language in the original version than by dubbing. Once again, this is brilliantly written and performed, and again, Sarah Lund with her persistence, her irresistable gut feelings and reappearing jumpers just stays in the mind like a tortured friend. I'm also utterly grateful for the change from American police heroines - all of them perfectly beautiful, perfectly groomed, perfected educated and perfectly unreal. I also welcome the novelty of Nordic culture in these series, which brings its own freshness. Because the characters feel more fallible and true to life I consequently feel less manipulated, which I often do feel when faced with yet another predictable Hollywood plot. If you enjoyed the previous series, you will love this one - but a word of warning. I find buying the boxed series has the same effect as opening a box of chocolates, i.e. you have one and you can't rest until you have another, and another. I'm afraid I tend to watch them back to back in a Tele Fest and nothing else gets done.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Rumbelow on 11 Jan 2014
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I am addicated to these Nordic films and I just think that the actress Sofie Grabol is so good and I can't wait to see further films which should hopefully follow the ending in this series three.Once you start watching these dvd's( films) you just keep asking for more and more they keep you thinking and you are on the edge all the time.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Antenna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Dec 2012
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I agree that unless you are a Danish speaker you need to concentrate hard to read the subtitles, observe people's body language and notice what is happening in the often short scenes which switch rapidly between the various plot threads, frequently leaving gaps for you to fill in. I wish I had thought of making a note of the various characters starting with Episode 1, which you may need to watch twice to grasp the political background of this thriller.

Although you do not need to have seen the previous two series, it is an obvious advantage to have done so. Series 3 may be the best in terms of coherent plot and character development. There are some similarities with Series 1 e.g. the sensitive in-depth coverage of a couple's desperation when their child is kidnapped; a cunning criminal who has a specific and unusual motive rather than being a simple "serial killer"; complex political shenanigans with a charismatic but flawed leader trying to win an election but dependent on trade-offs with small parties ("The Killing" does little to further the case for coalitions) and requiring the support of a major industry, in this case "Zeeland" - realistic when you consider the size of Denmark.

Still driven and preoccupied with the latest case to the point of obsession, Sarah Lund retains the tendency to walk round in the dark with a torch, usually without backup, which has become an almost comical trademark of the series. She is as unconcerned about her personal appearance as ever, although wears a wider range of jumpers - I particularly liked the white one with a striking chevron pattern. She admits to having been a "bad mother", but her attempts to be reconciled with her son are invariably interrupted by a phone call on the latest crisis at work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ms v Gutierrez on 24 April 2014
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just an absolutely brilliant drama. the characters are really good far more believable than English dramas as everyone is ordinary and not made up in sexy clothes or make-up. Excellent plots are characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Henrydogsnores on 8 May 2014
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Good characters, interesting and original pltes, Scandinavian scenery and great acting. What more could you want? Nordic Noir is definitely the genre of the decade so far, save for breaking Bad!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Idiot Mittens on 9 Jan 2014
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I thought the third series might not be able to live up to the other two. It has a different vibe, but it is still heart in your mouth stuff. And without wanting to give away the ending, it is the best, most satisfying, surprising ending I could have ever imagined. Amazing writing, and acting. Love it.

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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Nov 2012
Format: DVD
WATCHED ON DR'S WEBSITE, SO YES, I HAVE SEEN ALL EPISODES...

WOW - there's a lot going on in this 3rd and last series! And because I'm such a geek, I actually ended up creating a flow chart after the first episode to try and figure out how they all fitted together... And it turned out to be quite helpful. Not that I had guessed who-did-it early in the game but because there truly are lots of different groups to keep track of and they are interconnected in the most complicated (and, the critics might say, implausible) ways.

We meet Sarah Lund when she is ready to semi-retire to the "OPA" department and spend some time in her new house and garden and hopefully try to rebuild relations with her estranged son. Yet, as per her usual luck, something gets in the way and she is dragged, this time very much against her will, into a murder and a kidnapping case - which may or may not be connected to an old unsolved murder of a school girl. And not only that, she must work with her old flame from The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET), Mathias Borch, as well as yet another new, young and ambitious, police partner, Asbjørn Juncker.

At the same time Denmark is warming up to a general election and as the politicians scuffle to dig up dirt on the other parties, evidence comes to light that might be valuable in the investigation. The only question is whether it will be made available to the police in time to save lives.

An important player in the election as well as the kidnapping case is Zeeland - Denmark's biggest and politically most influential group of companies - led by Robert Zeuthen. The Group has threatened to move its operations abroad as the financial crisis has reached the Danish shores and they need to go cheap if they want to stay on top.
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