"Bridgend" follows Sara and her dad, Dave as they arrive in a small village in Bridgend County. The village is haunted by suicides amongst its young inhabitants, and Sara falls dangerously ... See full summary »

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Jeppe Rønde
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Hannah Murray ... Sara
Josh O'Connor ... Jamie
Adrian Rawlins ... Vicar
Patricia Potter Patricia Potter ... Rachel
Nia Roberts Nia Roberts ... Thomas' Mother
Steven Waddington ... Dave
Scott Arthur Scott Arthur ... Thomas
Aled Llyr Thomas Aled Llyr Thomas ... Danny
Elinor Crawley ... Laurel
Jamie Burch Jamie Burch ... Angus
Mark Charles Williams Mark Charles Williams ... Twin 1
Adam Byard ... Twin 2
Natasha Denby Natasha Denby ... Cindy
Leona Vaughan ... Grace
Liam Dascombe Liam Dascombe ... Lewis
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"Bridgend" follows Sara and her dad, Dave as they arrive in a small village in Bridgend County. The village is haunted by suicides amongst its young inhabitants, and Sara falls dangerously in love with one of the teenagers, Jamie while Dave as the town's new policeman tries to stop the mysterious chain of suicides. The film is an uncompromising story focused on the relationship between vulnerable teenagers and their parents who are left in the dark. The story of the film is based on a mysterious suicide cluster that took place in Bridgend County, a small former coal-mining province in Wales. Between December 2007 and January 2012 seventy-nine suicides were officially committed in the area. Most of the victims were teenagers, they hanged themselves and left no suicide notes. Danish documentary filmmaker Jeppe Rønde followed the teenagers from the area for six years and wrote the script based on their life stories. Bridgend is Rønde's fiction film debut. It is entirely shot on location ...

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Drama | Horror

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This film is inspired by real events occuring in Wales 2007-2013, where a large group of teenagers comitted suicide over time. No one knew why they did. See more »

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[first lines]
Sara: [riding in a car] I don't remember this.
Dave: It hasn't changed much. Look out for number 42.
Sara: Okay.
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brilliant, fascinating and suicidal!
14 November 2015 | by diodetheorySee all my reviews

the movie analyzed the state of suicidal from all the different angles of the situation, Sara and the others are just hungry for life which the authority and the church are always and forever putting some limits in that town. the question that always being in front of your eyes is "Why?" and you just begin to ask "Why not!!!", it is not like you turned to be suicidal but somehow a person with a deep place in their side, we can be with Sara and her limits and her Jaimee! all of the movie aspects are just amazing, from the screenplay till the sound and visual effects. after the movie is done and you are in your way out of the cinema, you are just thinking in their situations, the day mare you had is just like that "all the things are justified enough to be in that way, they are here, actual youth who are in a continual search for their identity, just the forest of life had been waiting for them, so what is wrong with the actual world to be like that, and the problem is; it is like that!" that group of young people is not suicidal, but it is normal from outside, the effect of this is just you can take all of the youth as suicidal, or just thinking of this demon apparent from the life, and the love and the family. the problem comes to a new dimension with the family, their apart views and tight facts and limits upon us, the youth, and we will go fire the place, make the lights to conquer the view and let the spouses take their bedtime at ease! as an end, the movie is just awesome and i would recommend it to any and every young person on this planet.


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Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2015 (Denmark) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Pontycymer, Bridgend, Wales See more »

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GBP1,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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