The bridge

The bridge

Series 2 = Bron = Broen

DVD - 2015 | Swedish
Average Rating:
18
4
1
Rate this:
An abandoned tanker ship crashes into the Oresund Bridge, on the border between Sweden and Denmark. Onboard are five Swedish and Danish youths, chained below deck, unconscious. Investigating the incident is Scandinavia's oddest couple: Swedish detective Saga Noren, hampered by primitive social skills, and Martin Rohde from Denmark, still reeling from the death of his son. Theirs is a friendship born from having been through hell together on the job; adversity has given them grace for the other's weaknesses. More bizarre crimes follow the tanker incident and they discover they're up against a deranged activist group who will stop at nothing to convey their message: The World is Bigger than Us. As the body count escalates, Saga and Martin know that they're running out of time and that the next attack could result in the death of thousands.
Publisher: [United States] : MHZ Networks Home Entertainment, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 BRIDGE
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (580 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

r
ralwal
Sep 23, 2017

Really enjoyed the Swedish version. There is also a vey good British/French version, but the US version is rubbish.

f
firefly5
Aug 07, 2017

Returned because of subtitles.

c
canofworms1
Jul 18, 2017

I'm a huge fan of Scandinavian crime dramas and Bron in my opinion is one of the best of the genre. I watched 2 minutes of the American version after seeing the Svensk/Dansk version. The American version didn't impress me, but this version blew me away. The actor who plays Saga is amazing. You'll love this series especially if you like the genre.

f
Finsth
Mar 18, 2017

I thought season 1 was terrific but season 2 is even better.

j
JLMason
Feb 06, 2017

Like Series 1 the complex and bizarre plot does not disappoint, but it's the characters that make you care about what happens. Even the supporting roles like Pernille, Jakob, and Mette are well formed through a few key scenes and fine acting. If you have watched both series and the developing friendship between Saga and Martin, you will find the ending particularly poignant. As the title songs says, "Everything goes back to the beginning . . ."

m
matateishi
Jan 15, 2017

Fantastic series. Full of unexpected twists and turns. It's so interesting to see a series set in Scandinavia and experience different culture—especially the roles of men and women.

t
TheSandoz
Feb 01, 2016

I thought this was even better than the first season- essential viewing.

e
empbee
Dec 27, 2015

Excellent characters.

k
KennyBania
Dec 18, 2015

Great series, right up there with Borgen. However, the main detective, Saga, seems to be styled after Mr. Spock and whatever personality disorder she is supposed to have actually appears to be simply silly. But that's a minor distraction from the terrific show.

r
Ron@Ottawa
Nov 17, 2015

This is a great crime series from Europe. Very good character development for the lead roles. However, I find some of the many small roles, mostly short-lived, to be superfluous as I think they only serve to add confusion to the plot. Still, this is as excellent watch. I look forward to Series 3.

View All Comments

Quotes

Add a Quote

j
jimg2000
Aug 22, 2015

Martin: Albert Einstein said that if bees disappear from earth, we would be extinct in four years.
Saga: Without oxygen, we would die in four minutes.

Martin: You don't have to laugh.
Saga: I want to show that I understand people's intention to be funny.
Martin: It didn't seem sincere.
Saga: I need to practice.
Martin: Or let it be.

-I'm thinking about the symbol. The frog.
Saga: It's a toad.
-Yes, reptiles.
Saga: Frogs and toads are amphibians.
-Saga!
Saga: The Golden Toad. Found in Costa Rica until 1989. Went extinct due to climate change and pollution. Human influence. A possible pattern. The Tiger Shrimp industry is destroying Mangrove forests. In Sweden there's been a campaign against them. The apples were from South Africa. Their transportation impacts on the environment. Negative human impact on the environment. Hence that symbol. The plague was supposed to point out injustice against the Third World.

j
jimg2000
Aug 22, 2015

Saga tried to make small talk:
Saga: Do you and Mette have sex even if you're not living together?
Martin: No. It's been a long time.
Saga: Who do you have sex with then?
Martin: Nobody.
Saga: How can you stand it? Before you slept around all the time. There is one thing that is good about staying together. Easy to get sex. … Jacob is good in bed. He does what I say.
Martin: That's great. Congratulations.
Saga: Thank you. Are you?
Martin: If I'm good in bed?
Saga: Yes.
Martin: Why would you want to know?
Saga: We're talking about it.
Martin: You talk about it. Stop it.
Saga: But if...
Martin: Saga!

j
jimg2000
Aug 22, 2015

Martin invited Saga to a family dinner:
Martin: Would you and Jakob come to dinner?
Saga: Why should Jakob come?
Martin: He's your boyfriend.
Saga: Do we need to do everything together then?
Martin: Are you doing anything at all together?
Saga: We're having sex.
Martin: Yes, of course... If you bring Jacob I'll get a chance to know him.
Saga: I don't know Mette just because you're together with her. … I can come.
Martin: It was a chance to get to know Jakob. It was just a suggestion.

j
jimg2000
Aug 22, 2015

Viktoria’s Secret, her Bucket List:
Viktoria: To kill my own food was something I had on my "bucket list".
-What's on it?
Viktoria: Why do you want to know?
-It gives a good picture of who you are. Or who you want to be.
Viktoria: I've been skydiving, swam with dolphins, got a flight certificate... Seen the Taj Mahal, slept with a gigolo, eaten fugu... And killed a hen. What does that say about me?
-That you had fun.
Viktoria: I did this too. Pull it down a little. (shows off a tattoo)
-Oh, how nice! What else is on the list?
Viktoria: More than I have time to do.
-Like what, for instance?
Viktoria: I've never changed the tires on a car.
-It seems to be within the borders of possibility.
Viktoria: Going to Nepal. Sing with Sting. … Have sex with a woman.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

c
Catstimpson
Aug 17, 2016

Catstimpson thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at ORL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top