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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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!


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