The Killing (2007–2012)
"Forbrydelsen" (original title)

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Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences.

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 Sarah Lund (40 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Lennart Brix (30 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Troels Hartmann (20 episodes, 2007)
Bjarne Henriksen ...
 Theis Birk Larsen (20 episodes, 2007)
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen ...
 Pernille Birk Larsen (20 episodes, 2007)
Marie Askehave ...
 Rie Skovgaard (20 episodes, 2007)
Anne Marie Helger ...
 Vibeke Lund (20 episodes, 2007-2012)
Michael Moritzen ...
 Morten Weber / ... (19 episodes, 2007)
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 Jan Meyer (19 episodes, 2007)
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 Vagn / ... (18 episodes, 2007)
Bent Mejding ...
 Poul Bremer / ... (17 episodes, 2007)
Jonas Leth Hansen ...
 Emil Birk Larsen (17 episodes, 2007)
Kasper Leth Hansen ...
 Anton / ... (17 episodes, 2007)
Eske Forsting Hansen ...
 Mark Lund / ... (17 episodes, 2007-2012)
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The brutal murder of a young girl launches an extended police investigation. Detective Sarah Lund is supposed to leave for a new life in Sweden, but can't bring herself to leave the case behind. The girl's parents and friends struggle to cope with their loss. Troels Hartmann is campaigning to be mayor of Copenhagen, but struggles when links are revealed between city hall and the murder. Over a time span of twenty days, suspect upon suspect is sought out as violence and political pressures cast their shadows over the hunt for the killer. Two more seasons follow about a series of killings of soldiers and the abduction of an industrial magnate's daughter. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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The Danish title "Forbrydelsen" translates to "The Crime", not "The Killing". See more »

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Two Words
23 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Excellent, Excellent ! Without a doubt a series that captures the true feelings of ordinary people caught up in tragic circumstances.I was amazed to see it on mainstream TV in the UK, a rare pleasure for someone who lived in Denmark for an extended period of time.

The plot and the manner in which it is given to the viewer gives a great insight to life in that country and the way they deal with such events. The characters are vivid and not glamourised, the way they interact is genuine and the flow of the series is very believable.

I have recommended this series to all of my friends, and have heard nothing but praise for it, even though they had never thought to watch a subtitled series before in their lives.

Again : Two Words explain everything about this wonderful series : Excellent, excellent!


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