A reporter is drawn into the dark side of post-war Copenhagen as he attempts to uncover a crime syndicate on an unprecedented level.

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 Bjarne Madsen (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Lisbeth Gordan (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Ole Madsen (6 episodes, 2000)
Bent Mejding ...
 H.C. Vissing / ... (6 episodes, 2000)
Lars Bom ...
 Arthur Næslund (6 episodes, 2000)
Birthe Neumann ...
 Vera Madsen / ... (6 episodes, 2000)
Bjarne Henriksen ...
 Svend Aage Hjalmar (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Eva Lund (6 episodes, 2000)
Flemming Enevold ...
 Georg Vanbjerg (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Walter (6 episodes, 2000)
Max Hansen ...
 Ove Ramsing (6 episodes, 2000)
Steen Springborg ...
 Peder Taulov (6 episodes, 2000)
Henrik Prip ...
 Aaberg (6 episodes, 2000)
Peter Flyvholm ...
 Jochumsen (6 episodes, 2000)
Peter Rygaard ...
 Hjort (6 episodes, 2000)
Peter Steen ...
 Ingvar Gordan (5 episodes, 2000)
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 Lillian Olsen (5 episodes, 2000)
Klaus Bondam ...
 Gylling (5 episodes, 2000)
Claus Ryskjær ...
 Væsel (5 episodes, 2000)
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 Billy / ... (5 episodes, 2000)
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 Dam Jensen (4 episodes, 2000)
Preben Harris ...
 Vilhelm Davidsen (4 episodes, 2000)
Susse Wold ...
 Kitty Gordan (4 episodes, 2000)
Gerard Bidstrup ...
 Svenne / ... (4 episodes, 2000)
Jimmy Jørgensen ...
 Krølle (4 episodes, 2000)
Thomas Milton Walther ...
 Victor (4 episodes, 2000)
Mikkel Vadsholt ...
 Røde (4 episodes, 2000)
Per Goldschmidt ...
 Meyer (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Advokat (4 episodes, 2000)
Steen Stig Lommer ...
 Carlo (4 episodes, 2000)
Henrik Koefoed ...
 Overbetjent Pedersen (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Arne Hansen (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Topsy (3 episodes, 2000)
Kjeld Nørgaard ...
 Asmus (3 episodes, 2000)
Lars Lunøe ...
 Justitsministeren (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Rudolf Novak (3 episodes, 2000)
Michael Hasselflug ...
 Volmer Olsen (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Erik Thuesen (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Helga Krog / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
Al Agami ...
 Chip (2 episodes, 2000)
Ole Thestrup ...
 Foto-Brandt (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Jørgen Schiøtt (2 episodes, 2000)
Niels Anders Thorn ...
 Grev Erik (2 episodes, 2000)
Birgit Zinn ...
 Pensionatsværtinde (2 episodes, 2000)
Moussa Diallo ...
 Dale (2 episodes, 2000)
Marianne Høgsbro ...
 Dommer (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Carlzon (2 episodes, 2000)
Martin Roy Wade
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Pia Koch Stead ...
 Greta (2 episodes, 2000)
Nikolaj Steen ...
 Busch (2 episodes, 2000)
Katrine Madsen ...
 Sangerinde (2 episodes, 2000)
Jesper Bodilsen ...
 Bassist / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
Carsten Bagge ...
 Trommeslager (2 episodes, 2000)
Carsten Skov Nielsen ...
 Vibrafonist (2 episodes, 2000)
Mads Tolling ...
 Violinist (2 episodes, 2000)
Jacob Dinesen ...
 Tenorsaxofonist (2 episodes, 2000)
Søren Kristiansen ...
 Pianist (2 episodes, 2000)
Ghita Nørby ...
 Ella Davidsen (2 episodes, 2000)
Carina Due ...
 Værtinde (2 episodes, 2000)
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The series follows young reporter Bjarne Madsen in Copenhagen in 1949, a time marked by the aftermath of World War II. Madsen is inexperienced, but enthusiastic; when he gets a hunch of a crime syndicate of black market trade he hunts the story head-first, much to the discomfort of his more conservative newspaper colleagues. However, as Madsen uncovers new elements of the story an older colleague catches interest, and together they venture into the dark side of the big city. Meanwhile, Bjarne's brother returns from America with new ideas of jazz and big money, and they are both drawn to the beauty and talents of young diva Gordan. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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The series is based on a true story - the case of the spider syndicate is Danish crime history. However, the story is fictionalized, and the conclusion of the plot is not to be considered absolute truth. The credits include this reminder (translated): "Some characters and events in 'Edderkoppen' are inspired by historical people and events, but it is important to stress that the story is fiction and that the characters, as they appear in the series, are fictional." See more »

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The Danish Al Capone
29 April 2000 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This mini-series blew me away, it's been ages since anything this good has been produced in Denmark (and yes, this includes Nattevagten and Pusher).

The casting is simply put it GREAT. The acting follows suit and the story line is a master piece, and best of all .. it's true.

'The Spider' plays in the after-war Denmark, filled with corrupt police. Our hero in this picture is the young and energetic journalist, Bjarne Madsen, who seem to be the only one willing to investegate strange murders and suicides. Of course the police doesn't like to be overlooked by a journalist and this is where the story takes form ... the rest is for you to find out.

I surely hope this will appear on DVD soon after it's done on television, so everyone have a chance to see this.


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