When a body is found in the water near a wind farm, detective Mads is charged with investigating what seems to be an accident. The victim worked at Energreen, one of the most successful ...
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After having success in Asia, businessman Aksel Borgen is asked back to his hometown in Norway to save an important local firm despite it being 20 years since he was sentenced and later acquitted for murdering his high school sweetheart.
Nicolai Cleve Broch,
Anne Marit Jacobsen
Dicte is a dedicated reporter and refuses to give up before she has her story. Her stubbornes gives her problems immediately with the policeman John Wagner, and they often get into clashes with each other.
When a body is found in the water near a wind farm, detective Mads is charged with investigating what seems to be an accident. The victim worked at Energreen, one of the most successful energy companies in Denmark lead by charismatic CEO Alexander Sodergren. Does Sodergren know more his employee's death?Written by
David van Hulzen
On the top-3 of the recent ''Nordic Noir'' exports.
''Bedrag'' is one of Denmark's finest television productions along with ''Forbrydelsen'', ''Bron/Broen'' and the other more than successful series of the Scandinavian crime fiction invasion of the last decade or so. Both seasons are equally captivating, having a rich and well-crafted plot narrated masterfully by following the lives of the three main characters of the series, Mads (Thomas Bo Larsen) who is a police officer working in the economic -''white collar''- crime section, Claudia (Natalie Madueño) an ambitious lawyer working for big international firms and Nicky (Esben Smed Jensen) a young ex-con who begins to climb the criminal hierarchy. The first season is focused on a massive non-government organization called ''Energreen'', the director being the -always- fascinating Nikolaj Lie Kaas, and Mad's unwearying attempts to build a case against it in order to reveal the scams committed by the head members of the board. The viewer witnesses the evolvement of the intricate plot while, at the same time, enjoys the exceptionally well-outlined characters whose actions move the story forward. We have the chance to become familiar with the three protagonists' thoughts and actions and understand their motives and this is supported by the great performances of all three actors, the brightest being Esben Smed Jensen's portrayal of Nicky a young hoodlum who is struggling to harmonize the quiet family life with a constantly rising criminal activity. The second season is equally absorbing, starring David Dencik, Sonja Richter and other talented actors, and more emotionally stimulating especially in the ending episodes. ''Bedrag'' is a pleasurable and rewarding viewing experience and sets an example for the over-expensive American productions lacking quality. My rating would be a solid 9/10.
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