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

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Series cast summary:
...  Sarah Lund 40 episodes, 2007-2012
...  Lennart Brix 30 episodes, 2007-2012
...  Troels Hartmann 20 episodes, 2007
Bjarne Henriksen ...  Theis Birk Larsen 20 episodes, 2007
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen ...  Pernille Birk Larsen 20 episodes, 2007
...  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
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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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The series was a ratings success in Denmark with around 1.7 million viewers per week (one third of Danish viewers). See more »

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Referenced in Live fra Bremen: Episode #1.2 (2009) See more »

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Best of the 3 seasons: a combination of highly charged politics and a murder thriller
8 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is the third and final season of Forbrydelsen (The Killing). It combines all the best elements of the Nordics thriller tradition: a very good written storyline, superb acting and very good art direction and filming. The main character - Sara Lund - has some way to get back to her rather unorthodox way of policing but gets in her stride after several episodes. The story is an intriguing triangle of murder, politics and business and reveals several corrupting involvements that we so-called sophisticated Europeans (I'm Dutch) think mainly exist in the USA etc.

Highly commendable, both entertaining and something that makes you think about the world at the same time.


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