DVD Release: The Bridge: Season One (2011)

DVD Release Date: May 27, 2014
Price: DVD $49.99
Studio: MHz

The Bridge scene

Sofia Helin takes it to The Bridge.

The Bridge is the Scandinavian crime mystery television series that inspired the 2013 U.S. remake on FX that stars Demian Bechir and Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds).

Created and written by Hans Rosenfeldt, The Bridge is a production that is co-produced and financed by entities in both Sweden and Denmark. (Thus, in Scandinavia, it carries the title of Broen/Bron —  “The Bridge” being translated into “Broen” in Danish and “Bron” in Swedish.)

The series was originally aired in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland in 2011.  In the UK, the series was shown in weekly two-episode blocks on the BBC April, 2012, where it hailed as a serious smash.

The Bridge begins when a woman is found murdered in the middle of the Oresund Bridge, which is right 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—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. Both police forces find themselves in a race against the clock in a deadly showdown with what appears to be a superior enemy…

Directed by Bjorn Stein and Charlotte Sieling, The Bridge stars Sofia Helin (Arn: The Templar), Kim Bodnia, Dag Malmberg and Magnus Krepper.

Presented in Danish and Swedish with English subtitles, the four-disc, ten-episode clocks in at nearly 10 hours.

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