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Copenhagen, 2017. 15 innocent people are held hostage underground in a subway train.
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Series cast summary:
Johannes Lassen ...  Philip Nørgaard 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Alexandre Willaume ...  S.P. 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Peder Thomas Pedersen ...  Simon Clausen 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Kenneth M. Christensen ...  Daniel Cramer 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Esben Dalgaard Andersen Esben Dalgaard Andersen ...  Esben Garnov 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Flemming Enevold Flemming Enevold ...  Hans Hejndorf 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Jakob Oftebro ...  Alpha 8 episodes, 2017
Sara Hjort Ditlevsen ...  Louise Falck 8 episodes, 2017
Paprika Steen ...  Naja Toft 8 episodes, 2017
Sus Wilkins Sus Wilkins ...  Denise 8 episodes, 2017
Tommy Kenter Tommy Kenter ...  Leon 8 episodes, 2017
Alba August ...  Marie 8 episodes, 2017
Anders Nyborg Anders Nyborg ...  Ricco 8 episodes, 2017
Michael Asmussen ...  Joachim / ... 8 episodes, 2017
Simon Derksen Simon Derksen ...  Charlie 8 episodes, 2017
Mia Diekow Mia Diekow ...  Denise Hansen 8 episodes, 2017
Rainer Doering Rainer Doering ...  Ricco 8 episodes, 2017
Sven Fechner Sven Fechner ...  Bravo 8 episodes, 2017
Michael Frandsen Michael Frandsen ...  PET agent 8 episodes, 2017
Victoria Frenz Victoria Frenz ...  Marie Bendix 8 episodes, 2017
Sven Gerhardt Sven Gerhardt ...  S.P. 8 episodes, 2017
Stefan Gossler Stefan Gossler ...  Hans Hejndorf 8 episodes, 2017
Florian Halm Florian Halm ...  Joachim 8 episodes, 2017
Sven Hasper Sven Hasper ...  Philip Nørgaard 8 episodes, 2017
Peter Lontzek Peter Lontzek ...  Simon Clausen 8 episodes, 2017
Axel Lutter Axel Lutter ...  Leon 8 episodes, 2017
Jaron Löwenberg Jaron Löwenberg ...  Alpha 8 episodes, 2017
Christin Marquitan Christin Marquitan ...  Naja Toft 8 episodes, 2017
Steven Merting Steven Merting ...  Esben Garnov 8 episodes, 2017
Peter Sura Peter Sura ...  Daniel Cramer 8 episodes, 2017
Esra Vural Esra Vural ...  Louise Falck 8 episodes, 2017
Adnan Haskovic ...  Bravo 7 episodes, 2017
Muhamed Hadzovic ...  Charlie 7 episodes, 2017
Kasper Leisner ...  Ebbe Møller 5 episodes, 2017-2019
Lane Lind Lane Lind ...  Bodil 5 episodes, 2017
Henning Jensen ...  Henning Nørgaard 5 episodes, 2017-2019
Allan Hyde ...  Silas 5 episodes, 2017
Uli Krohm Uli Krohm ...  Henning Nørgaard 5 episodes, 2017
Sabine Walkenbach Sabine Walkenbach ...  Bodil Petersen 5 episodes, 2017
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On a rainy October morning, fifteen Danes have their lives turned upside down when the metro train they are traveling on is hijacked by unknown perpetrators, who will threaten to kill each of them, one by one, if their demands aren't met. This is the beginning of a historic hostage situation that, over the course of one single week, changes Denmark forever. The official Denmark finds itself caught in a whirlwind. The politicians argue whether or not to negotiate with terrorists. In the press, there are discussions on where the line is drawn in portraying the captives and seeking out their families. Ordinary Danes are thinking that it could just as well have been them. Among the hostages, the thoughts vary between rebellion, negotiation and apathy, but one thought is shared by all: "Am I going to die now?"

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Denmark

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Danish | German

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2 April 2017 (Denmark) See more »

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Under jorden See more »

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Alba August (Marie) & Jacob Lohmann (Jonas) also worked together on two episodes of The Rain (2018) as Simone & Theis Svensson respectively. See more »

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Below the Surface
8 April 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This Danish thriller opens with three terrorists seizing a train on the Copenhagen underground; once stopped they remove fifteen passengers and take them to a new station that is under construction. They later demand a ransom. The police are mobilised but the task of saving the hostages won't be easy; the tunnels approaching station have been booby-trapped and the hostage takers appear to be military trained and well-armed. The police are led by Philip Nørgaard, a former soldier with an understanding of hostage situations... he was held hostage after being captured in Afghanistan. Something the lead terrorist says leads Philip to suggest the he is the man who held him even though authorities insist he was killed. With the state refusing to pay the hostages make contact with journalist Naja Toft, who starts a fun raising effort. Over the next eight days tensions rise and tragedies occur before the terrorists are finally identified and the final confrontation takes place.

Things start well with the taking of the hostages then continue impressively as we get to know the hostages and police. All we know about the hostage takers is that they speak accented English and have proper military training. Things do get a bit melodramatic towards the end as we learn who the terrorists are and why they are doing it but by then the pace has picked up so it isn't too hard to overlook this. The underground location creates a good claustrophobic atmosphere and provides a good excuse to keep the drama going for eight days. The hostages are a good cross section of society with some interesting characters among them. The cast does an impressive job making the story believable; most obviously Johannes Lassen, who plays Philip Nørgaard. Overall I'd say that while this might not be the best Nordic import it is still well worth watching.

These comments are based on watching the episode in Danish with English subtitles.


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