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Dicte: Crime Reporter 

Dicte (original title)
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Dicte is a dedicated reporter and refuses to give up before she has her story. Her stubborness gives her problems immediately with the policeman John Wagner, and they often get into clashes with each other.
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2016   2014   2013  
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Series cast summary:
Iben Hjejle ...  Dicte Svendsen 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Lærke Winther ...  Anne Skov Larsen 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Dar Salim ...  Bo Skytte 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Lars Ranthe Lars Ranthe ...  Torsten Svendsen / ... 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Emilie Kruse ...  Rose Svendsen 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Lars Brygmann ...  John Wagner 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Ditte Ylva Olsen Ditte Ylva Olsen ...  Linda Bendtsen / ... 23 episodes, 2013-2016
Peter Schrøder Peter Schrøder ...  Otto Kaiser / ... 20 episodes, 2013-2014
Ulrik Jeppesen Ulrik Jeppesen ...  Christian Willadsen 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Andrea Vagn Jensen ...  Louise Holm 15 episodes, 2014-2016
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Dicte is a dedicated reporter and refuses to give up before she has her story. Her stubborness gives her problems immediately with the policeman John Wagner, and they often get into clashes with each other.

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Crime | Drama

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Twice in 2014, Andrea Vagn Jensen and Lars Brygmann worked together. The other one was Klassefesten (2014) See more »

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Remade as Ben (2018) See more »

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Soapy fun
2 January 2015 | by cguldalSee all my reviews

Dicte is more a soap opera than a detective/crime/journalism series. At least that's how I felt. There is a lot of family and friend drama, lots of cheating, sleeping around, etc. packed into one season. It seems that everything in the town that is worth a big story happens to Dicte, or right where she is, or to someone she knows, etc. Perhaps the town is too small. Or perhaps we are to appreciate that time passes between each story (two episodes each) so other, perhaps important, things have happened but Dicte wasn't there to poke her nose in. Regardless, many of the story lines seem contrived. But perhaps the one thing that really bothered me was the whole season seemed like a pro-life advertisement. Of course, this is done in a Danish, liberal sort of way, but still there is this overwhelming subliminal message (ok, not so subliminal...) that giving away your newborn is bad, that abortion is bad, that mothers who have to make these choices are, well, not good. And of course, all homes for children are bad, full of adults who want to abuse the children... In a way, the series can be interpreted as positive in many aspects regarding these issues (as Dicte is a good mother, despite the fact that she did give away her first born after being forced to by her religious parents) but somehow every time it tried to give some great message about babies and mothers, it seemed judgmental to me. Maybe something got lost in translation, or maybe, as someone suggested, the writing was not great to begin with. The series could have been more brooding and realistic if the chose to show the lives of some of the other characters, like the lonely detective, Wagner, but it seems like they wanted to keep the show more mainstream. Congrats for having a female gay character who actually has a healthy dating life and is not afraid to talk about it, but again, more on that would have been great.

All in all, Dicte is not at the same level with Wallander, for example, mostly due to the contrived stories and some weird thematic choices. The acting is actually descent, sometimes much better than descent, but the writing certainly has a long way to go.


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Denmark | Sweden | Germany | Norway

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Danish

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7 January 2013 (Denmark) See more »

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Dicte II See more »

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Miso Film, TV2 Danmark, TV4 See more »
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