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The Eagle 

Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé (original title)
As more crimes and criminals cross borders, the Danish police creates an international criminal investigation team. The half Icelandic "Ørnen" leads the diverse team of 6. The latest technology (2004-6) is used.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jens Albinus ...  Hallgrim Ørn Hallgrimsson 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Marina Bouras Marina Bouras ...  Marie Wied 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Steen Stig Lommer Steen Stig Lommer ...  Villy Frandsen 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Janus Nabil Bakrawi Janus Nabil Bakrawi ...  Nazim Talawi 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Susan Olsen Susan Olsen ...  Ditte Hansen 24 episodes, 2004-2006
David Owe ...  Michael Kristensen 23 episodes, 2004-2006
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ...  Thea Nellemann 21 episodes, 2004-2006
Morten Lützhøft ...  Holsøe 14 episodes, 2004-2006
Henrik Lykkegaard Henrik Lykkegaard ...  Jens Hansen 13 episodes, 2004-2006
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Ørnen, an Icelandic inspector in the Danish police force, is named chief constable of a new task force to help solve international crime. Along with a team of talented and diverse investigators he handles explosive and complex cases with all available means. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Crime | Drama

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Denmark

Release Date:

10 October 2004 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Adler - Die Spur des Verbrechens See more »

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Runtime:

(24 episodes) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First episode had 1,591,000 viewers in Denmark See more »

Goofs

There are several instances in the series where technology becomes the issue of questionable plot devices. One clear-cut plot hole is when, in the fourth episode, we see Sergej track Hallgrim second-by-second on a computer screen using a transmitting device. Later we are told that the transmitter is of a type which only sends a signal every twenty minutes which enables the cops to remove the transmitter and copy its chip without Sergej noticing. See more »

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German television airs two of the original one-hour episodes in a row, cut to 100 minutes in total. See more »

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Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #2.8 (2005) See more »

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Forgiveness
Music by Jacob Groth
Lyrics by Misen Groth (as Misen)
Performed by Misen Groth (as Misen) and The Danish Filmharmonics
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Smooth and versatile depiction of a Danish investigation team
29 March 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Despite the series is named after a leading character (a half-Icelandic half-Danish police officer named Halgrim Ørn Hallgrimsson, nicknamed Ørnen or the Eagle), the events are not totally focused on and related to him, allowing the other major characters be deliberated and contribute as well (unlike in the British interpretation of Wallander, for example). The viewers can share their feelings, recognize their human values through present and childhood, how their job affects their private life, see them making mistakes or misjudgments etc. Everyone has his or her role and place in the Unit, but they are all-rounders, not specialists in a narrow field. And there is no black-and-white depiction of the good and the bad.

Unlike most of crime series, the cases are related or arising from a certain case; this provides more reality to the events happening (it is not realistic when there are frequent crimes in a small city or parish), but - on the other hand - it is recommended to watch it chronologically and more often than weekly as there are constant references to past events and incidents. And as the Unit deals with crimes with international links, the members have to travel and have good contacts with partners in neighboring countries and from international organizations. I find it excellent that the creators had the desire and funds to film in respective locations and employ international actors speaking their mother tongue (Ørnen is multilingual, speaking at least 5 languages). The cast is evenly strong as well, including the finest Danish actress Ghita Nørby (as Thea Nellemann). And what a fine choice of music and references to Icelandic sagas and ancient mythology! Highly recommended, especially in countries with Nordic comprehension and background. Of course, you have to dedicate some time - there are 24 episodes each for about an hour.


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