Danish television has been embraced internationally in the last couple of years thanks largely to the unprecedented success of the gripping police procedural The Killing (Forbrydelsen), which was subsequently handed the dubious compliment of a U.S. remake by AMC, but an interest in Scandinavian crime — dubbed “Nordic noir” — has been growing exponentially with the success of authors such as Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Jo Nesbø (Headhunters) and the big screen adaptations of their work. More recently the excellent political drama Borgen has impressed BBC audiences and had its rights picked up by NBC, Those Who Kill screened on ITV and was swiftly purchased by A&E, and the latest breakthrough show is The Bridge — an intriguing Danish-Swedish co-production with echoes of The Killing — which FX are currently developing as a U.S.-Mexico adaptation. The show follows Danish inspector Martin Rohde (Kim Bodnia) and Swedish inspector Saga Norén (Sofia Helin) as they are forced to share jurisdiction and work together to find a killer after a body is discovered on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying each of these refreshing and vital shows, and I highly recommend checking them out before the not-so-subtle American remakes ruin them for you. The first series of The Bridge is now available on DVD in New Zealand, and A Fistful of Culture have three copies to give away over the next week thanks to Madman.
This competition is for the DVD release of The Bridge Series One. Check out the trailer and poster below.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: This competition is only open to people with a New Zealand postal address. Entries are limited to one per person each day. Winners will be notified within 24 hours.