Rent The Killing: Series 2 (2009)

4.5 of 5 from 75 ratings
9h 40min
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Synopsis:
It's been two years since detective Sarah Lund (Sofie Grabol) was stripped of her investigative role and transferred to a low-key job in the country; but when the body of a female lawyer is found murdered in macabre and puzzling circumstances, Lund's former boss Lennart Brix calls her back to assist with the investigation. Initially reluctant, Lund soon changes her mind as she becomes engrossed with the case. As the police grapple with what few clues they possess, newly appointed Minister for Justice Thomas Buch (Nicolas Bro) strives to oversee some intricate political negotiations between parliamentary parties over the introduction of a series of controversial new anti-terrorism laws.
Meanwhile, army Squad leader Jens Raben awaits release from the psychiatric ward after a nervous breakdown following his deployment.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Piv Bernth
Voiced By:
Kai Selliken, Mette Vestergård, Lillian Gjerulf
Creators:
Søren Sveistrup
Writers:
Søren Sveistrup, Torleif Hoppe, Michael W. Horsten
Aka:
Forbrydelsen 2
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Thrillers
Countries:
Denmark
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/12/2011
Run Time:
580 minutes
Languages:
Danish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making Of: Sofie Grabol and Producer Piv Bernth Discuss the Making of 'The Killing'
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:
17/12/2012
Run Time:
580 minutes
Languages:
Danish Dolby Digital 2.0, Danish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 5
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 6 - 10
- Special Features

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Reviews (2) of The Killing: Series 2

Danish whodunnit - The Killing: Series 2 review by JD

Spoiler Alert
03/02/2014

The plot unfolds in 10 episodes. It is primarily about an on going serial murder for which the prime suspect changes regularly. There are a bunch of politicians in a parallel plot that is equally compelling. Of the other plots there are several the most notable being the main suspect's personal life.

Like most sequels following a brilliant first series there is a lot of expectation and no little anticlimax but it is still extremely watchable. Sofie Grabol is an immensely subtle actress and a huge but quiet force. Especially for one so small. You will want to watch the last 3 episodes back to back, be prepared for some tired mornings, each episode is an hour.

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Excellent - just not quite as good as Series 1 - The Killing: Series 2 review by RP

Spoiler Alert
02/06/2014

While this second series of 'The Killing' is very good, it's not quite up to the exceptionally high standards of the first series. And I think that's down to the storyline - it doesn't have the realism, the raw impact of being something that we each recognise and empathise with, in that case, the killing of a young girl.

The second series has similar components to the first: the almost obsessive investigation by the Sarah Lund character, the political angle, and above all the many red herrings and false trails to mislead us until the final denouement.

It's a lengthy series with 10 episodes (in Danish with subtitles) but this gives time for good in-depth characterisation. This time, there is a plot to kill off all remaining survivors of an action during the Afghanistan war. Is it Islamic militants? Is it home grown terrorists? Is it the military themselves? Is it a political plot? Is it an attempt to cover up a war crime? Sarah Lund is called back from the lowly job she has been banished to and leads the investigation...

The acting and the script are excellent throughout - but the underlying storyline is more far-fetched and for that reason less involving. It's still great stuff and we watched this day and night until we had consumed it all...

4/5 stars. Excellent - but just not quite as good as Series 1 so I've marked it down by 1 star, though that does seem a little mean.

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