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Bridgend (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 25 June 2015 (Denmark)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Jeppe Rønde
13 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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Denmark

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English

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25 June 2015 (Denmark) See more »

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A Bridgend Story See more »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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The poem that is read in school (and can also be heard in the trailer) is Dylan Thomas' "And Death Shall Have No Dominion". 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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Hands off my heart!
11 May 2018 | by BobNoOneHundredSee all my reviews

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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