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"The Bridge" Episode #1.10 (2011)"Bron/Broen" Episode #1.10 (original title)

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23 November 2011 (Season 1, Episode 10)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Sofia Helin ... Saga Norén

Kim Bodnia ... Martin Rohde
Dag Malmberg ... Hans Petterson

Puk Scharbau ... Mette Rohde
Emil Birk Hartmann ... August Rohde

Lars Simonsen ... Sebastian Sandstrod
Rafael Pettersson ... John
Anette Lindbäck ... Gry

Said William Legue ... Navid (as Said Legue)
Kristina Brändén Whitaker ... Anne

Sarah Boberg ... Lillian
Magnus Schmitz ... Anton Cederlund
Vibeke Ankjær ... Saga's Doctor
Birgit Thot Jensen ... Sköterska demensboende / Sygeplejerske på plejehjem (as Birgit Thøt Jensen)
Marta Lundin ... Kvinna på tag / Kvinde på toget
Rita Angela ... Margarethe
Mads Rømer ... Insatschef / Indsatsledere (as Mads Rømer Brolin-Tani)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Märta Lundin ... Woman on Train
Birgit Thøt Jensen ... Nurse at dementia residence
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Henrik Georgsson (conceptual director)
Writing credits
Hans Rosenfeldt (head writer)

Måns Mårlind (idea) &
Hans Rosenfeldt (idea) &
Björn Stein (idea)

Camilla Ahlgren (story) &
Måns Mårlind (story) &
Hans Rosenfeldt (story) &
Nikolaj Scherfig (story) &
Björn Stein (story)

Hans Rosenfeldt (writer)

Måns Mårlind  storyline
Hans Rosenfeldt  based on an idea by
Björn Stein  based on an idea by

Produced by
Stefan Baron .... executive producer
Klaus Bassiner .... executive producer
Peter Bengtsson .... post-production producer
Lars Blomgren .... executive producer
Gunnar Carlsson .... producer: SVT
Bo Ehrhardt .... producer
Tomas Eskilsson .... executive producer
Wolfgang Feindt .... executive producer
Ingolf Gabold .... executive producer
Birgitte Hald .... executive producer
Kristian Hoberstorfer .... line producer
Ralf Ivarsson .... executive producer
Anders Landström .... producer
Peter Nadermann .... executive producer
Tone Rønning .... executive producer
Sigrid Strohmann .... associate producer
Original Music by
Patrik Andrén 
Uno Helmersson 
Johan Söderqvist 
Cinematography by
Olof Johnson 
Film Editing by
Kristofer Nordin 
Casting by
Mikael Hansson 
Jens Næsland 
Anders Nygaard (uncredited)
Production Design by
Niels Sejer 
Set Decoration by
Louise Drake af Hagelsrum (set decorations) (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Metha Engqvist-Griffiths .... makeup artist (as Metha Engqvist Griffiths)
Jessica Honoré .... makeup artist
Annika Johansson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Margareta Feldt-Arehn .... project manager
Heidi Rydbeck .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mikael Hansson .... second unit director
Gunnar Järvstad .... assistant director: second unit
Gunnar Järvstad .... first assistant director
Henrik Henziger .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Elna Bengtsson .... painter
Ted Ericksson .... set runner: second unit
Tuva Fors .... set runner: second unit
Ludwig Hallberg .... carpenter
Philip Ivarsson .... stand by props
Louise Raihle Lagnefors .... coordinator assistant
Miriam Myrtell .... prop master
Boas Måleri .... painter
Jeff Norman .... carpenter
Elisabeth von Koch .... prop master
Lars Rickard Wiren .... art director assistant (as Rikard Wirén)
Rickard Grönvall .... painter (uncredited)
Dorte Herning .... painter (uncredited)
Lars Hult .... carpenter (uncredited)
Klas Jansson .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sebastian Jansson .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sofie Kinngard .... painter (uncredited)
Rasmus Larsson .... carpenter (uncredited)
Brahma Lilja .... carpenter (uncredited)
Martin Liljegren .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Seamus Deivert .... sound effects editor
Li Garpenfeldt .... stand-by props
Stefan Larsson .... sound mixer
Henning Lymar .... foley recordist
Wlodek Morawski .... sound technician
Ken Olsson .... sound technician
David Silverin .... foley artist
Carl Edström .... sound designer (uncredited)
Erik Guldager .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Boris Laible .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Gustav Landbecker .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Ken Olsson .... sound (uncredited)
Morten Pilegaard .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ulf Bruxe .... construction coordinator
Victor Nilsson .... special effects technician
Joel Uhr .... special effects assistant
Johan Harnesk .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Henrik Cednert .... digital compositor
Torbjörn Olsson .... vfx
Stuntmakers .... stunts
Peter Lundberg .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Andersson .... first assistant camera
Lukas Backland .... electrician assistant
Tue Bengtsson .... electrician assistant
Björn Dokken .... best boy
Jonathan Go-Matsushima .... electrician assistant
Ronald Holmberg .... grip
Set Jonasson .... electrician
Susanna Karacsony .... electrician assistant (as Sanna Karacsony)
Ola Kjelbye .... stills photographer
Lars Krogsgaard .... first assistant camera
Henrik Lyngbo .... first assistant camera
Magnus Ohmsen .... grip
John Frimann Rasmussen .... first assistant camera
Mathias Rasmussen .... best boy
Michael Tøt .... grip
Malin Welin France .... second assistant camera
Jens Sjöwall .... gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jeanette Klintberg .... casting
Malin Myrén .... casting
Malin Myrén .... extras coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sanna Ekström Forsberg .... wardrobe assistant
Kerstin Halvorsson .... costumer
Josefin Sandling .... costume
Editorial Department
Lotta Axing .... project coordinator
Kristoffer Jönsson .... dmt
Susanne Kujala .... postproduction coordinator
Alexander Mork .... postproduction coordinator
Rebecca Moén .... assistant editor (as Rebecca Moen)
Emil Stenberg .... editor assistant
Marcus Vasques Osorio .... digital workflow engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Calle Sundberg .... driver
Other crew
Malini Ahlberg .... project coordinator
Camilla Ahlgren .... script editor
Anita Aldridge .... translator
William Aldridge .... translator
Henrik Berthelsen .... location manager
Henrik Berthelsen .... location scout
Molly Björkman .... controller assistant
Ole Boisen .... language consultant
Ove Dahl .... script consultant
Veronika Eriksson .... project assistant
Line Fabricius .... research
Maya Garpenfeldt .... runner
Victoria Kjellberg .... legal
Louise Larsson .... material coordinator
Jesper Laursen .... translator
Fredrik Lindell .... runner
Jonas Lindman .... graphic design start and end credits
Carl-Johan Listherby .... graphic design start and end credits
Maja Lundborg .... research
Bo Lundqvist .... script consultant
Mekaniken .... picture postproduction
Caroline Eybye Nielsen .... project assistant
Sarah Nilsson .... location assistant
Malene Lei Raben .... legal
Johan Sundewall .... runner
Anders Svensson .... runner
Mikael Svensson .... film commissioner
Josefine Wulff .... runner
China Åhlander .... location scout
Mads Peter Ærenlund .... project assistant
Karin Andersson .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Rikard Andersson .... studio coordinator (uncredited)
Jacob Hagenborn .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Anna Idman .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Kicki Långs .... production assistant (uncredited)
Thomas Nilsson .... location manager (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Janne Lindqvist .... assistant stunt coordinator (2011) (uncredited)
Janne Lindqvist .... stunts (2011) (uncredited)
Casting Department
Pär Brundin .... casting (2011)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bron/Broen: (#1.10)" - Sweden (original title)
57 min

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S1: Some inherent problems from the structure and it doesn't always build tension well, but mostly it is effective, engaging and satisfying, 8 February 2014
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

I was late to the party when it came to Scandinavian drama so while The Bridge was being hailed as "the new Forbrydelsen", I was still in the position of having never seen Forbrydelsen – so it seemed sensible that I watch that instead. So it was as the second season arrived in the UK that I started to watch the first season of The Bridge. The plot starts with the hook/pitch that everyone knows, which is a body is dumped precisely on the border between Denmark and Sweden (halfway across a bridge), starting an investigation that involves both police forces – primarily led by family man Dane Martin and aspergers' suffering Saga. Although this is all I knew about the plot, it soon becomes bigger than that as the body turns out to be the first in a series of "lessons" that someone or some group is showing society by committing violent crimes. With the first lesson delivered (we are not all equal in the eyes of the law), the police work to prevent further lessons.

The first thing to say is that, although it makes an easy sound bite, The Bridge is not Forbrydelsen – it isn't in the same league and I think the obvious reason for them being compared is that BBC4 wanted to make sure its viewers of that followed into this – and the critics repeated the press releases as part of their reviews. This is not to say that it isn't good though, but just that it is structured differently and has different focuses than this series. Generally the drama works on a more fluid level with forward motion being the name of the game – not in a rushed 24 style but not in a slower, tighter focused way either. Instead of focusing on one reasonably tight group of suspects and playing with our perspectives, The Bridge brings in new characters frequently, often without us knowing how or if they fit in, and then they do fit in adding to the mystery and to the plot. It is not a wholly successful structure because you are frequently left wondering who you are watching and if you should know about them already and are being stupid. Additionally, the in and out flow of the characters does rather give the feel of them being disposable red-herrings, which OK they often are, but I didn't like that I often felt that way. The structure also adds to the feeling that the show is reluctant to have really "big" moments and it doesn't always ratchet up tension as it could. For example there are several deaths which are delivered with a question rather than a certainty, so their impact is reduced. Likewise some of the twists are arrived at rather than hitting us in a way that would have made more impact. It does keep the consistency, but at times I wanted it to grab me and force me into the next episode, which it only did once or twice.

It does still maintain a good pace though and despite the issues with the structure, I was engaged by the overall plot and the specifics. The characters don't have a great deal of depth to them but I did like Martin and Saga – their relationship was not as well done as it could have been but it had a nice frustrated chemistry. Saga was my favorite of the two (like everyone else) as her inability to recognize social rules or the feelings of others was well done and played well for drama and some comic moments, while Martin was more easily likable but flawed in his own very serious ways. Helin plays Saga really well, very stiff and awkward in some ways – it is funny to read some comments here that criticize her performance for this as some viewers didn't get her character and mistook this for her giving a bad performance! Bodnia is engagingly consistent and gets better as he goes as he has more to work with. The various supporting turns are good but with characters coming and going it is important the lead pair work – and they do.

The Bridge is not as brilliant as you will have heard and it does have inherent problems with its structure and its reluctant to really build tension and to deliver big moments in rather understated ways, but it does still work as a whole drama. The twists, turns and red-herrings provide ample material as we go through the various lessons, while the pairing of the characters gives a nice dynamic. It isn't Forbrydelsen but that isn't to say that it isn't enjoyable, and I will be back for the second season shortly.

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