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Forbrydelsen 

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

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Søren Sveistrup
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sofie Gråbøl ...  Sarah Lund 40 episodes, 2007-2012
Morten Suurballe ...  Lennart Brix 30 episodes, 2007-2012
Lars Mikkelsen ...  Troels Hartmann 20 episodes, 2007
Bjarne Henriksen ...  Theis Birk Larsen 20 episodes, 2007
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen ...  Pernille Birk Larsen 20 episodes, 2007
Marie Askehave ...  Rie Skovgaard 20 episodes, 2007
Anne Marie Helger Anne Marie Helger ...  Vibeke Lund 20 episodes, 2007-2012
Michael Moritzen Michael Moritzen ...  Morten Weber / ... 19 episodes, 2007
Søren Malling ...  Jan Meyer 19 episodes, 2007
Nicolaj Kopernikus ...  Vagn / ... 18 episodes, 2007
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ...  Poul Bremer / ... 17 episodes, 2007
Jonas Leth Hansen Jonas Leth Hansen ...  Emil Birk Larsen 17 episodes, 2007
Kasper Leth Hansen Kasper Leth Hansen ...  Anton / ... 17 episodes, 2007
Eske Forsting Hansen Eske Forsting Hansen ...  Mark Lund / ... 17 episodes, 2007-2012
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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

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Denmark | Norway | Sweden | Germany

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Danish | Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

7 January 2007 (Denmark) See more »

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(40 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first ten episodes were shown on DR1 each Sunday from early January to the middle of March 2007 and the intention was to show the remaining ten episodes in January-March 2008; however it was so popular in Denmark that in early March it was announced that the final ten episodes would be brought forward to the autumn of 2007; they were shown from late September to late November 2007. See more »

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With enough pressure you can get a diamond
10 August 2010 | by G_R_DaviesSee all my reviews

I'm not a fan of series. I seldomly download stuff and don't want to watch on fixed times (did anyone say commitment issues? ;) ), so i prefer to watch movies instead. And if i would watch a series, i never imagined that i would watch a detective series out of free will. Chills go down my spine if i think about my mothers addiction of these kind of series, like Columbo, Agatha Christies franchises, Bergerac and the like. But friends lent this one to me with the message that it's very thrilling to watch. My mother's stuff is most of the time, 1 ending story per episode. But this is a roller coaster ride for 20 episodes, at least the first 12 ~ 14 episodes they feed new clues so an other person of the fixed cast becomes the main suspect. Later on it's still thrilling but it's more of a wrap up, but by that time your hooked and want to watch the rest.

Of course the murder it's thrilling on itself, but my main appreciation can be summarized with one word: pressure. I don't want to give away anything, but you'll understand if you watch the series and as Superman have shown with enough pressure you can get a diamond, Forbrydelsen is a nice one at that.


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