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Dec 10, 201210While this will not appeal to people who like their television neat and tidy, this is brilliant drama. It is brooding and intrusive into the lives of the characters. People are edgy, suspicious, unsure and even plodding. The police investigation is not slick: they are grasping for details, making erroneous assumptions and working with what they have. No neat tidy tricks. The US remake is too clinical and sanitised approach. In my view unwatchable compared to this original.
The Danish cast and their acting is simply wonderful. Real character expression supplemented with superbe lighting. The pacing of the script is perhaps for some too ponderous, but sometimes you need to tell a story properly. Finally, someone got drama right.
Will not appeal to people who dislike subtitles. I also glad they didn't do voice overs as that would have only ruined the ability to hear the emotion of the actors. Angst is angst in any language.… Expand