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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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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:

The Killing See more »

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Runtime:

(40 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sofie Gråbøl, who plays detective Sarah Lund in this original Danish series, went on to appear in just one episode of the American remake titled The Killing: My Lucky Day (2012). Coincidentally, her only scene is opposite her lead role counterpart Mireille Enos (Det. Sarah Linden). See more »

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Referenced in Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe (2011) 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 tomboersSee 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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