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Below the Surface 

Gidseltagningen (original title)
Copenhagen, 2017. 15 innocent people are held hostage underground in a subway train.
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Series cast summary:
Johannes Lassen ...  Philip Nørgaard 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Alexandre Willaume ...  S.P. 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Peder Thomas Pedersen ...  Simon Clausen 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Flemming Enevold Flemming Enevold ...  Hans Hejndorf 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Esben Dalgaard Andersen Esben Dalgaard Andersen ...  Esben Garnov 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Kenneth M. Christensen ...  Daniel Cramer 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Yasmin Mahmoud Yasmin Mahmoud ...  June al-Baqee 8 episodes, 2019
Ola Rapace ...  Yusuf 8 episodes, 2019
Jakob Oftebro ...  Alpha 8 episodes, 2017
Søren Pilmark ...  Lars F. Bülow 8 episodes, 2019
Ali Sivandi ...  Rami 8 episodes, 2019
Kasper Leisner Kasper Leisner ...  Ebbe Møller 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Jonny Zangenberg Jonny Zangenberg ...  Skibsmatros 8 episodes, 2019
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
Michael Frandsen Michael Frandsen ...  PET agent 8 episodes, 2017
Adnan Haskovic ...  Bravo 7 episodes, 2017
Søren Malling ...  Hvalsø 7 episodes, 2019
Muhamed Hadzovic Muhamed Hadzovic ...  Charlie 7 episodes, 2017
Anis Alobaidi Anis Alobaidi ...  Mahdi 7 episodes, 2019
Helle Fagralid ...  Beate Seitsø 7 episodes, 2019
Elsebeth Steentoft Elsebeth Steentoft ...  Herdis Krabbe 7 episodes, 2019
Laura Christensen ...  Siri 7 episodes, 2019
Anna Maria Granlund Anna Maria Granlund ...  Selma 7 episodes, 2019
Søren Lenander Søren Lenander ...  Niels 7 episodes, 2019
Jacob Randrup ...  Rasmus 7 episodes, 2019
Amelia Hoy ...  Lise 7 episodes, 2019
Henning Jensen ...  Henning Nørgaard 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Nomi Lotuz ...  Færgegidsel 7 episodes, 2019
Michael Stenkvist Michael Stenkvist ...  Færgegidsel 7 episodes, 2019
Jeppe Kimose Jeppe Kimose ...  Færgegidsel 7 episodes, 2019
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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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Sara Hjort Ditlevsen (Louise Falck) & Gustav Dyekjær Giese (Stefan Nielsen) also worked together on Perfekte Steder (2017) as Rose & Tobias respectively. See more »

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Another solid Danish drama series
19 August 2018 | by BeneCumbSee 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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