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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SAM Productions See more »
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The BBC pulled the series from their schedule for 24 March only following the terrorist attack in Carcassonne and continued on 31 March. See more »

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Another solid Danish drama series
19 August 2018 | by Bene CumbSee all my reviews

As an admirer of various thrilling series, Denmark is definitely one of the countries which related production I follow as much as possible. So I was glad again when I heard about Gidseltagningen - and again, I can say I am contented.

True, it is no Bron/Broen, but its realistic plot (suitable for modern world with its hostage dramas), depiction of decision-making in a democratic country (when comprehensiveness brings about tardiness in harsh situations), not strained characters and performances (particularly supporting ones, e.g. Paprika Steen, Alba August, Dar Salim) make this series interesting to watch. Well, the real reasons behind could have been different, more sophisticated, but then it could have diminished its plausibility perhaps. We have to bear in mind that Gidseltagningen is no American or Asian series, after all, and anti-war mentality and topical mood were so maintained.

All in all, 8 strong points from me, and you are welcome to watch, unless you dislike strong military presence and prefer works with good and bad distinctively marked.


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