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The Killing 

Forbrydelsen (original title)
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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | Official site [Denmark]

Country:

Denmark | Norway | Sweden | Germany

Language:

Danish | Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

7 January 2007 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(40 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During filming of the first series Søren Sveistrup refused to reveal the identity of the murderer or even specific plot points to members of the cast, including Sofie Gråbøl. The actors would receive the scripts only on an episode-by-episode basis just moments before shooting was scheduled to begin. Only Sofie Gråbøl was told that she was not the killer. See more »

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Referenced in Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe (2011) See more »

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16 August 2010 | by paulvanurkdamSee all my reviews

I've seen The Killing I / Forbrydelsen I, and I liked it a lot. Good script, good filming and excellent acting, especially by Sarah Lund, the main character, and by the mother of the murdered girl the story begins with - she really performs brilliantly! There are many characters in the movie, and that was about the only thing I didn't like much - I sometimes had to think hard where I'd seen him or her before...

In the Killing II / Forbrydelsen II that is no problem: there are still a lot of characters, but not as many as in the first movie and as they all logically fit into the story there's no problem there. I think number II is even better than number I: a bit more action, a little more speed, still very fine acting, an even better script and more tension make it a great movie to watch! Basically all you want to do after the first episode is to watch the other 9....


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