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

TV Series  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 11,619 users  
Reviews: 58 user | 23 critic

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

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 36 titles
created 11 Nov 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 26 Jul 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 14 Nov 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 17 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Killing" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Killing (2007–2012)

The Killing (2007–2012) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Killing.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2012   2009   2007  
12 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Bridge (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

Stars: Sofia Helin, Kim Bodnia, Dag Malmberg
The Killing (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

Stars: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell
Borgen (TV Series 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Emil Poulsen
Top of the Lake (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan
Broadchurch (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Stars: Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker
The Fall I (TV Series 2013)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A psychological thriller that examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast and the other is a talented female Detective ... See full summary »

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch
The Legacy (TV Series 2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The death of a matriarch brings forgotten secrets out into the open and causes a prolonged battle for the family inheritance.

Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Marie Bach Hansen, Carsten Bjørnlund
The Bridge (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two detectives work together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border.

Stars: Demian Bichir, Diane Kruger, Thomas M. Wright
Aftermath (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young married couple has to deal with their emotional breakdowns after the death of their only daughter.

Director: Paprika Steen
Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Mikael Birkkjær, Søren Pilmark
Sommer (TV Series 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Stars: Lars Ranthe, Marie Louise Wille, Cecilie Bøcker Rosling
Those Who Kill (TV Series 2011)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

About the hunt for a type of violent criminal who has yet to strike in Denmark, and who is surrounded by fear and mystique - the serial killer.

Stars: Laura Bach, Jakob Cedergren, Lars Mikkelsen
Unit 1 (2000–2004)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A mobile task force is dispatched across Denmark to help local police solve tough cases.

Stars: Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Brygmann
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Sarah Lund (40 episodes, 2007-2012)
Morten Suurballe ...
 Lennart Brix (30 episodes, 2007-2012)
...
 Troels Hartmann (20 episodes, 2007)
Bjarne Henriksen ...
 Theis Birk Larsen (20 episodes, 2007)
...
 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)
...
 Jan Meyer (19 episodes, 2007)
...
 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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

| | |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

7 January 2007 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

The Killing  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(40 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Spoofed in Live fra Bremen: Episode #7.4 (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
State of Play meets Wallender
3 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is series is a little like 24, in that each episode is a day, not one hour.

Its pace is slow and like Wallander its based on characters and relationships.

The plot is complex and detailed.

If you liked the BBC series State of Play, you will love this!

All the actors are very convincing and its so realistic.

Theis Birk Larsen and his wife are convincing and at times make it seem like a documentary.

Its worthwhile watching and once pass episode 3 you will be hooked.

Well done BBC for showing it!


47 of 54 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any danish people out there? film_rat
Sarah's Jumper johnaashworth
Season 2 Fiasco55
Troels is hot rivkasieff
Where can I find it? lizfilmfan
The Final two Episodes- The Killing elsherif-737-572439
Discuss The Killing (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?