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)
Stine Stengade ...
 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 orchestra used in the series is The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. See more »

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Referenced in I Edderkoppens kølvand (2000) See more »

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Body and soul
by Edward Heyman
Performed by Katrine Madsen
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Intense historical drama
5 November 2014 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Edderkoppen" (The Spider) is about post-WW2 Denmark, where black market is a major, criminal factor, and corruption is more widespread that anyone wants to know. It's based on a true story, but the specific people, events etc., are more or less fictive.

Edderkoppen follows a young journalist on a social democratic newspaper, and he discover the black market in Copenhagen. He tries to find out what's going on, and who is the mastermind, but soon he is "trapped in the spiders net". Several plot twists makes the story more intense over time, and the story is much more interesting, that a resume will let you think.


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