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)
Morten Suurballe ...
 Lennart Brix (30 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Troels Hartmann (20 episodes, 2007)
Bjarne Henriksen ...
 Theis Birk Larsen (20 episodes, 2007)
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 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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Sofie Gråbøl, who plays detective Sarah Lund in this original Danish series, went on to appear in just one episode of the American remake titled The Killing: My Lucky Day (2012). Coincidentally, her only scene is opposite her lead role counterpart Mireille Enos (Det. Sarah Linden). See more »

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Best of the 3 seasons: a combination of highly charged politics and a murder thriller
8 December 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is the third and final season of Forbrydelsen (The Killing). It combines all the best elements of the Nordics thriller tradition: a very good written storyline, superb acting and very good art direction and filming. The main character - Sara Lund - has some way to get back to her rather unorthodox way of policing but gets in her stride after several episodes. The story is an intriguing triangle of murder, politics and business and reveals several corrupting involvements that we so-called sophisticated Europeans (I'm Dutch) think mainly exist in the USA etc.

Highly commendable, both entertaining and something that makes you think about the world at the same time.


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