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DVD Review - Sebastian Bergman - Series 1

Sebastian Bergman (Swedish: Den fördömde) - Series 1.

Directed by Daniel Espinosa and Michael Hjorth.

Starring Rolf Lassgård, Gunnel Fred and Tomas Laustiola.

Synopsis:

A strong-minded, politically incorrect and grief-stricken criminal profiler helps police to solve the murder of a 15 year old boy before finding himself on the trail of a brutal serial killer.

Sebastian Bergman, which aired on BBC4 earlier this year, is destined to be lumped in with the post-Wallander spate of Scandinavian dramas to hit our shores, with the likes of The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge. But it’d be a real shame if it got lost in this stampede, because there’s a lot to like here.

As with Wallander and The Killing, the characterization in Bergman is a great deal more layered and complex than much of our own drama. Bergman (Rolf Lassgård) is clearly depressed, but not outwardly so. He projects an exterior of a cocky,

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