"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 ...
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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 ...
It is much worse when a heart surgeon messes up than when an accountant messes up.
If you want to deal with other people's sensitive issues you better be qualified for the task, or you will end up in a really awful mess.
Bridgend has beautiful images and sound, good actors that seem to have been directed well. All that does, is polish up something that is fundamentally flawed.
Word of advise to writer: The road to hell is paved with good intentions, so 1) get better at understanding other people's experience, or 2) write about something less sensitive or something much closer to your own personal experience*, or 3) let other people do the writing.
* Lack of experience with teenage misery, if we consider that mitigating circumstances, actually speaks to your benefit.
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