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The Bridge 1 Season 2012

Two detectives work together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border.

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Sofia Helin, Kim Bodnia

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1. The Bridge - Episode 1

Detectives from Denmark and Sweden are forced to work together when a body is found on a bridge between the two countries. However, further investigation reveals the corpse has a gruesome secret - and investigators Saga Noren and Martin Rohde realise the criminal they are chasing will stop at nothing to get his message across.

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2. The Bridge - Episode 2

The killer selects sharp-witted journalist Daniel Ferbe to deliver a message to the rest of the world, claiming the murder on the bridge was committed to draw attention to social injustice. As Saga and Martin analyse the villain's motive, they realise they are dealing with someone who believes he is serving the greater good.

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3. The Bridge - Episode 3

The killer's next brutal act results in the deaths of several homeless people in Copenhagen, supposedly to highlight how easily people can fall through the cracks in Danish society. He then kidnaps another rough sleeper - and demands a sizeable ransom from four of the city's landlords to spare his life.

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4. The Bridge - Episode 4

As the murderer's deadline draws closer, it appears the fate of the homeless man he has kidnapped lies in the hands of the four landlords. However, Saga and Martin devise an alternative plan - and hope to catch their target off guard by doing something he does not expect.

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5. The Bridge - Episode 5

The murderer launches a twisted plan to highlight cutbacks in mental health care - by dispatching schizophrenic people to commit synchronised violent crimes in Malmo and Copenhagen. Saga and Martin hope a teenage runaway could prove to be the witness who gives them a vital break in the case.

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6. The Bridge - Episode 6

Several police officers who beat an immigrant to death are found innocent, so the murderer kidnaps one of them. He is later found by the victim's brother - who then faces an agonising choice over whether to forgive him or exact revenge. Meanwhile, Saga makes contact with the killer for the first time.

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7. The Bridge - Episode 7

The murderer holds a bus full of schoolchildren hostage, and vows he will only let his captives go if members of the public set fire to the premises of five companies that indirectly benefit from child labour. Meanwhile, Saga becomes convinced the culprit is one of her fellow police officers.

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8. The Bridge - Episode 8

A witness statement leads Saga and Martin to arrest one of their colleagues on suspicion of masterminding the crime spree, but he appears to have an alibi for all the incidents. Meanwhile, the murderer announces he has achieved his goals, and declares his reign of terror has come to an end - though Saga is certain his campaign is far from over.

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9. The Bridge - Episode 9

The complex trail of clues finally leads the police to a man they believe could be the killer. The officers then wait to find out what his next move will be - until the case takes a brutal twist that has terrifying consequences for Martin and Saga.

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10. The Bridge - Episode 10

The case reaches a terrifying conclusion as Martin realises he is the killer's final target. He joins his colleagues to search for the villain, but faces a race against time to prevent further bloodshed. Meanwhile, Saga refuses to be deterred from her pursuit of justice.

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Director Charlotte Sieling
Starring Sofia Helin, Kim Bodnia
Supporting actors Dag Malmberg
Season year 2012
Network Content Film
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Aug. 2015
Format: DVD
The resund Bridge, which moves from Copenhagen in Denmark to Malmö in Sweden, is the longest bridge in Europe. Denmark and Sweden are good neighbors and this friendship can be seen in this concrete bridge.

'The Bridge', a series made for TV by the Danish is quite a production. I have viewed the U.S. Version, and though it was good, the Danish version is spectacular. This ten episode series held me on edge for every episode. The main protagonists, Saga Norén, played by Sofia Helin, is a Detective in the Malmö Police Department, and her counterpoint, Martin Rohde, played by Kim Bodnia, is. Detective in the Copenhagen department. Each if these characters bring a breadth of fresh air, but it is Saga, who is on the Asperger's syndrome, who is the most fun. She tel,s the truth, has not learned the social norms, and marches to her own drummer. She is intelligent, and she is the best detective in Malmö. Her colleagues call her 'odd'. Martin, is slovely dressed man, a little overweight, with a charming grin. married three times with five children by different mothers. Many affairs, it seems, and his current marriage is iffy. These two, however, work very well together. Martin teaches Saga about social skills, Saga teaches Martin how to tell the truth and how to be a good detective. This couple completely different, but good together as detectives. No romance in this series between the two.

A body of a woman is found in the middle of the bridge spanning Denmark and Sweden. Thus both countries have the law involved. The woman is cut in half, the upper half in Sweden, the lower half in Denmark. Thus begins one of the most convoluted series in television. It is mind blowing, so well written and acted, that it us difficult not to continue watching.
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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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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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Very much a follow-up to The Killing but different enough to be very enjoyable.

The lead female detective was excellent with some very funny moments, particularly the coffee break in the office (no more said so as not to spoil).

The basic plot is that a body is found on a bridge that connects Denmark to Sweden, the body being placed exactly across the border line. Thrown in the fact that the body is in fact in two halves with the bottom bit (in Denmark) belonging to someone missing in Sweden and the top half in Sweden belonging to someone missing in Denmark and you have a great crime thriller.

It is subtitled in English (no English audio) which I dont mind as I concentrate on the screen more.

Enjoy!
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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/resund (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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