The bridge

The bridge

Series 1

DVD - 2014 | Swedish
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A woman is found murdered in the middle of the Oresund Bridge, on the border between Sweden and Denmark. Police from both countries are called to the scene, and what looks like one murder turns out to be two. It's a spectacular double murder: the bodies have been brutally cut in half at the waist and put together to form a single corpse. It's also just the beginning of a wave of violence the likes of which no one has ever seen before.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified], , [2014]
Branch Call Number: FIC Bridg
Characteristics: 4 DVDs (approximately 580 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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nawchem
Jan 13, 2019

It's a great series I became a little obsessed with it, staying up until 5 am one night. The acting is terrific and I became very attached to the characters. The ending was so surprising I audibly gasped.

Waiting for season 2.

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dsw3914
Jan 11, 2019

Really, really, really good as long as you don't mind reading subtitles which I don't. The acting was very good and I especially enjoyed seeing the new faces. As others have said, it was the original series from which the American/Mexican version set on the border in El Paso was based and also The Tunnel (English/French). Who can't like the female lead? She did a fantastic job playing the role of someone so lacking in social skills (Asperger's maybe?) and keeping the role consistent for the entire series. For that matter, Diane Kruger in the American/Mexican version and Clemence Poesy(?) in The Tunnel did great in those roles also. I don't really have any new things to add except for one thing. I guess since it was set in Sweden and Denmark in winter, it was so bleak. The colors were so muted that I thought something was wrong with my TV for a while but I guess it was just the way it was produced. I don't remember any vibrant, bright color in any of the 10 episodes. I am on the list for Season 2 and hope it is as good as this one. I have already seen all 3 seasons of The Tunnel and both season of the American/Mexican version of The Bridge. For sure worth the time. I got through it in 3 nights.

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Spuzzy_Largo
Nov 27, 2018

This 10-episode foreign-language series was brilliant! I even didn't mind having to read the sub-titles at all. I grew to care about the main characters, despite their "flaws" and quirks. The plot was superb, and the production/writing well done. When the final scene of the 10th episode ended, I smiled and softly applauded. Watching this series was time well-spent. While on hold for the second season DVDs, I'll watch a few episodes of Season One again--it was that good. (For those who mentioned picture quality, remember to clean each DVD and wipe it of fingerprints/smudge before playing. I had zero problems with playability.)

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misatim
Oct 11, 2018

Brilliant production! You are invested in the characters from the get go. No wonder The bridge has been redone in so many other countries. However the original is the best, watch and see.

LPL_TriciaK Nov 18, 2017

Many of you may have watched "The Tunnel" on PBS - a mystery/thriller that explored the tensions that arise when a crime spans political borders so that more than one police force has jurisdiction. "The Tunnel" was actually a British adaptation of "The Bridge" - the former focused on British/French police partnerships; the latter on Swedish/Danish. I loved both, and there is enough difference between the two to warrant watching each of them. Both examine the professional and personal trials of the detectives intimately - by the end of the 1st season, you'll have a strong love/hate relationship with each of the characters. If you read Scandinavian noir, you will love this! If you like cozy mysteries, you'll want to try another show.

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Ivan0Isaac
Nov 16, 2017

The bridge is an engrossing mystery, thriller and morality drama. The plot is directed and propelled by the characters' personality flaws and those characters are well done, unique and rounded. I was sorry to see the ten episodes end.

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SandraLH
Oct 11, 2017

Now having watched all three suspenseful seasons, Season one is the best. However, the murders are gruesome. Interesting plot including both Sweden and Denmark in the investigative process. Female lead detective has an unusual personality and makes the series more complex.

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GHN
May 07, 2017

Quite good! A bit lengthly! But for a TV series, it serves its purpose!

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LeighVW
Mar 29, 2017

Excellent series. Gripping. Only down side? the actual quality of the DVD I took out. the final disc was a bit glitchy, froze up frequently, which made watching the dénouement a challenge.
Can't wait to watch season 2!

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Finsth
Mar 18, 2017

Excellent. Better than the British/French version (The Tunnel) and much better than the U.S. version. Terrific plot and action. Great characters and acting. Lots of twists. Keeps you on the edge.

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jimg2000
Oct 03, 2017

- Hi. Don't you recognize me'?
Yes, we had sex.
- Anton Cederlund.
Saga Norén, Malmö County Police.
- Would you like something?
I need to eat first. If we're going to have sex. I didn't have dinner.
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How old is his son?
- 18. I don't see why he's upset. - August can do as he wants.
That's irrelevant. You can't have sex with your colleagues' children.
-We didn't have sex. I said that he spent the night.
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These are for you.
- Why?
We got off to a wrong start with the sex. And I want to ... I want to rewind, get to know you.
- Why?
Because I've got a feeling you're worth getting to know better. Can we have dinner? Just dinner.
- No sex, you mean?
Yes, no sex.
- Didn't you like it?
Yes, I did. That's not it. I want to see if we can have something more.

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jimg2000
Oct 03, 2017

Are you waiting for someone?
- No.
Can I buy you a drink?
- No.
Right. OK.
- Listen, why did you walk away? I just didn't want a drink.
OK.
-Do you want to have sex at my place?
Yes, definitely.
- Good. Let's go.
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What did you do last night?
- We both worked.
I know. Before that?
- Why do you ask?
It's what colleagues do, they talk. I'm just making conversation.
- I had sex as well.
What? How did you find time for that?
- It doesn't take long.
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What did Anton want?
- To take me out to dinner.
He brought flowers and asked you out.
- Yes, isn't that strange?
Why do you think it's strange?
- Guys ask girls out when they want to have sex. We're already having sex. Isn't that the case?
No. Well, yes, sometimes.

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SandraLH
Oct 11, 2017

SandraLH thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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