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When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sofia Helin ...  Saga 38 episodes, 2011-2018
Rafael Pettersson Rafael Pettersson ...  John 37 episodes, 2011-2018
Sarah Boberg ...  Lillian 32 episodes, 2011-2018
Dag Malmberg ...  Hans 30 episodes, 2011-2018
Kim Bodnia ...  Martin 20 episodes, 2011-2013
Puk Scharbau ...  Mette 19 episodes, 2011-2013
Thure Lindhardt ...  Henrik 18 episodes, 2015-2018
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Season 2 begins 13 months after the events of the first season. A coastal tanker leaves the Öresund waterway and is headed straight for the Øresund Bridge. When the Coast Guard board the ship they discover there is no crew, and three Swedish and two Danish youths are chained below deck. Saga Norén, County Police, Malmö, is put in charge of the case and contacts Martin Rohde, who is still haunted by the death of his son. Soon it turns out the chained youths were just the beginning... Someone wants to direct our attention to the changing climate and the use of our planet's resources, and will stop at nothing to do it. It all turns into a race against the clock to prevent a disaster where many lives are at stake... Written by Nimbus Film

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Sweden | Denmark | Germany

Language:

Swedish | Danish

Release Date:

21 September 2011 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Broen See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Budget:

SEK 100,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Kim Bodnia was hired before Sofia Helin. But he left the series after the first 4 episodes were written in Season 3 because his character would have a smaller role being in prison. The writers called his departure a "blessing in disguise" because it allowed them to bring in a new character (Henrik) who added new opportunities to the series, even though they had to re-write the first 4 episodes. See more »

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In the opening credits some of the traffic footage is mirrored causing the traffic to be driving on the left instead of the right side of the road and taking the roundabout in a clockwise fashion instead of counter-clockwise. See more »

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The opening and closing credits appear in both Swedish and Danish, including the series title and descriptive character names. See more »

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Remade as The Tunnel (2013) See more »

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Hollow Talk
Written by Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, Anders Rhedin and Fridolin T.S. Nordsø
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Hollywood can bite the dust
9 February 2012 | by rudiedirkxSee all my reviews

No special effects. No 'nice weather' filter/overlay. Not a new case every episode. Instead, a well written, well balanced story. Realistic, suspending and occasionally funny.

The main characters are very well written and well played in my opinion. So much better than the Hollywood variants! Both the story and characters are believable and not overacted, like the many, many Hollywood variants.

Also a very important aspect is the overall story line. Too many police/detective shows have a 1 or 2 case per episode methodology and hardly a background story. That gets old fast. Bron/Broen does this well: one (big) case (so far) with many other related things happening for following episodes.

Have seen only 2.5 episodes so far, but had to mention this. Excellent!


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