Rent The Bridge: Series 1 (2011)

4.4 of 5 from 131 ratings
9h 40min
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Synopsis:
During a blackout, the body of a woman is found in the middle of the Øresund Bridge, between Sweden and Denmark. Half of it belongs to a Swedish politician, the other half to a Danish prostitute. Trapped in the no-man's land between two countries, a bi-national investigatory team is put together to solve the murders. Martin, laid-back family man from Denmark, and Saga, socially awkward singleton from Sweden, soon realise they are chasing a dangerous killer with a series agenda.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Bo Ehrhardt, Anders Landström, Gunnar Carlsson
Voiced By:
Lennart R. Svensson
Creators:
Måns Mårlind, Hans Rosenfeldt, Björn Stein
Writers:
Hans Rosenfeldt, Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein, Camilla Ahlgren, Nikolaj Scherfig, Morten Dragsted
Aka:
Bron/Broen
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Top 100 TV Series, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/05/2012
Run Time:
580 minutes
Languages:
Danish, Swedish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1-4
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 5-8
Disc 3:
This disc includes episodes 9-10
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/05/2012
Run Time:
580 minutes
Languages:
Danish LPCM Stereo, Swedish LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Disc 1:
This disc includes the episodes 1-5
Disc 2:
This disc includes the episodes 6-10

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Reviews (4) of The Bridge: Series 1

Yet another great Nordic noir TV series - great stuff - The Bridge: Series 1 review by RP

Spoiler Alert
20/09/2014

Yet another Nordic noir TV series - and again, it's excellent. This is a Danish/Swedish co-production, there are 10 episodes each about 57 min long, with subtitles. Don't let the subtitles put you off - this is great TV.

The bridge of the title is the Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden and Episode 1 opens with the placing of a body on the bridge, exactly on the border between the two countries. A joint investigation is set up and the character and personality of the woman Swedish detective and the Danish detective assigned to the case takes up much of the detail.

While a really good crime story, the first half is a trail of false clues, then once the killer is identified it does become fairly predictable. What keeps it going is the character detail, particularly that of Saga Norén, the Swedish detective (superbly played by Sofia Helin) and Martin Rohde, the Danish detective (played by Kim Bodnia who I've also seen in two other Nordic noir series, 'The Killing' and 'Those Who Kill').

Sofia Helin plays Saga as a dedicated officer with a personality somewhere on the autistic scale, an obsessive worker with little or no inter-personal skills - and this leads to some quite humorous incidents and I laughed out loud several times.

I really enjoyed this series and consumed it in two non-stop viewing sessions. Great stuff - 5/5 stars.

[Aside: The music that plays over the start and end titles is 'Hollow Talk' by The Choir of Young Believers from their 2009 album 'This is for the White in Your Eyes'. I bought this album on the strength of this one song - but be warned, that's by far the best track]

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Great characters - The Bridge: Series 1 review by none

Spoiler Alert
16/12/2014

My friends have been telling me to watch this for ages. Glad I did. I haven't seen the whole series yet, but so far am really impressed. Especially with the characters. Saga has to be the most original (and funny) female character in the history of TV detectives! Just shows what you can do if you're prepared to break away from stereotypes.

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The Bridge Disc 1 - The Bridge: Series 1 review by EG

Spoiler Alert
08/12/2015

I am not qualified to write a review as I only watched one and a half episodes of Disc 1. I've heard nothing but good about this series, but I found it too gruesome and bleak to persevere. I probably should have done, as I expect I've missed out on a really thrilling (and chilling) experience.

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