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Beautiful contrast of Sweden and Denmark in a great series,
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This review is from: The Bridge - Series 1 [DVD]  (DVD)
With a hiatus in The Killing, The Bridge was a nice addition to BBC Four. While inevitably you will get the comparsions and The Killing is superior, what I really enjoyed about The Bridge was the interaction between Denmark and Sweden, probably a bit of it was lost on us English viewers with subtitles, but I loved the contrast of cosmopolitian Copenhagen to industrial Malmo and it is filmed beautifully to highlight that. Remove The Killing from your mind (even if you do spot Brix) and this is a really enjoyable series with an interesting insight into the "ills" of Scandinavian society.
Sure, The Bridge reached it's peak early on and became a bit predictable (the killer became an obvious guess), the end was still shocking and the last 20 minutes of the final episode I can watch over and over for its tragedy and fantastic acting by Sofia Helin (Saga) but especially Kim Bodnia (Martin). Oh and Emil Birk Hartmann (Martin's son), his crying in the car is so believable it is hard to watch...but go on, watch it anyway.