Edderkoppen (TV Mini-Series 2000– ) - Plot Summary Poster

(2000– )


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  • In 1949, during perilous times in post-war Denmark, Bjarne Madsen, an honest and ambitious young journalist, is determined to unmask the organised crime, the underground black markets and the corruption which plague the city of Copenhagen. Sooner or later, Bjarne will finally get the chance to begin his crusade after the unexpected encounter of two faceless bodies that were bound together and washed ashore. Eventually, Bjarne with the invaluable help of the esteemed crime reporter H.C. Vissing, they will discover that behind this web of corruption, fraud and blackmail, lie hidden, entrepreneurs, ex-Danish Resistance members, politicians and even the Police.

  • 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.

  • 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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