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Jeppe Rønde

Bridgend

Denmark 2015
In English / no subtitles
109 min
For audiences aged 16 and above


The twisted notion of a popular "teenage suicide cult" is sick unto itself and it will unquestionably send a chill up the spine of every parent. While Danish filmmaker Jeppe Rønde's haunting feature-length directorial debut, Bridgend, will certainly unnerve parents and non-parents alike, it is perhaps the underlying suggestion of the movie that's even more disturbing: the idea that we cannot control (or protect) the ones we love from their bad choices, and the misguided free will of adolescents can be distorted towards the darkest of places. -- A troubling picture of bruising proportions, Bridgend strikes fearful chords with the concept of enigmatic influence and the inexorable power of clique-driven suggestion.
Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist


Director: Jeppe Rønde
Screenplay: Jeppe Rønde, Torben Bech, Peter Asmussen
Cast: Hannah Murray, Josh O'Connor, Adrian Rawlins, Patricia Potter, Nia Roberts, Steven Waddington
Production: Hernán Musaluppi, Malene Blenkov / Blenkov & Schønnemann Pictures, New Danish Screen
Sales: New Europe Film Sales

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