Forbrydelsen season 3←Forbrydelsen season 2
Air weekdate:Sunday Cast:Sofie Gråbøl, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarke Henriksen, Michael Moritzen, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Bent Mejding, Marie Askehave, Søren Malling, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Trine Pallesen, Stine Prætorius, Stig Hoffmeyer, Sigurd Holmen Le Dous, Preben Kristensen, Olaf Heine Johannessen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Nicolas Bro, Morten Suurballe, Mikael Birkkjær, Ken Vedsegaard, Jonatan Spang, Helle Fagralid, Flemming Enevold, Charlotte Guldberg, Anders W. Berthelsen Genre:Crime, Drama, Suspense Channel:DR1 Status:Ended
Forbrydelsen season 3 episodes list:
Denmark is the midst of a fiercely contested election race, set against the backdrop of the financial crisis. With ten days to go to the election, Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Lund prepares to celebrate her 25th year in the police force and looks forward to the prospect of a new job in the force. But her relative peace is shattered when body parts are found at Copenhagen dock only hours before a scheduled visit by the prime minister.
Following the kidnapping of Robert Zeuthen's daughter Emilie, Copenhagen Police put every effort into tracking down the perpetrator and finding the little girl. Meanwhile, the kidnapping has quickly become a hot potato in the election campaign and Prime Minister Kamper must deal with the fallout.
After the dramatic death of the deputy public prosecutor, it is clear that Emilie Zeuthen's kidnapper is a man who will stop at nothing to recover a debt. But what is this debt? Lund and Borch are trying to get cooperation, and Lund tries to get Mark to reconcile with her. The family Zeuthen find it hard to accept that Emilie is gone, and press the police to act by making all resources available. Prime Minister Kampers staff are trying to keep him free of the kidnapping affair, but they have some unpleasant information, which makes it difficult to focus on the election campaign.
Another failed exchange attempt puts Borch and Lund in a dilemma: should they obey the perpetrator, or act despite his directives - and thereby risk putting Emilie Zeuthen life further at risk? The coroner's death suggests several things now that there is a relationship between an old murder and Emilie Zeuthen's fate. Robert Zeuthen is ready to pay the ultimate price to get his daughter back alive, and despite police warnings, forces through his will. The Prime Minister's political life is linked more and more with an unsolved police matter, and Minister of Justice and PET cannot provide clarity. Opposition leader Ussing takes every opportunity to accuse Kamper of responsibility for Emilie Zeuthen's disappearance.
The perpetrator continues to talk about a debt that he will have met and if Sarah Lund is to save Emilie's life, she must find out which debt he's talking about, and how it should be paid. The perpetrator has this time asked for Robert Zeuthen in exchange for Emilie - the exchange is in progress. Robert Zeuthen is now on the way, along with Lund, to sacrifice his life for his daughter, while Maja follows the drama from Police Headquarters, where Brix tries to get a handle on the situation. The Minister of Justice proves to be crooked, and the same applies to Anders Ussing. Their possible connection to the old murder gives Kamper reason for serious considerations, and he makes a dramatic decision, much to the frustration of both 'stoffer and Karen.
Borch has got Lund back on track in the case of Emilie, and they're now working with Asbjørn looking for signs of life. They follow in the perpetrator's tracks, who obviously has gone to Jutland looking for something, but what? They make an eerie discovery, and expose themselves to danger. At the same time Lund and Borch are faced with a dilemma. The pressure on Brix grows at police headquarters, as management ask questions about his judgment. Robert and Maja find it hard to believe that their daughter is dead, but they try both to deal with the debilitating grief that has befallen them. Preparations for the funeral begin. Prime Minister Kamper struggles with his decision, because he understands that doubts have arisen about Emilie's fate, but the Minister of Finance is not easy to convince. Ussing turns out to have a secret that gives Kamper new faith that he can regain the party's trust.
A new element turns out to play a role of great significance in the investigation. Borch and Lund have a hard time shaking off their Jutland experience, and their working relationship suffers as a result. Robert and Maja harbour hopes that Emilie may still be alive and Zeeland throw all their resources into tracking her down, as a secret is revealed from an unlikely source within the family. Police run checks on Ussing's movements over the last couple of years.
A suspect is taken in for examination as the police try to find out more about the notebook they discovered, but things go less than smoothly. The prime minister and his close aids become the focus of police attention, as Karen is also found to be hiding a dangerous secret which could prove fatal for the government. Borch and Lund's trip to Jutland begins to have consequences. Robert Zeuthen intensifies the hunt for his daughter, despite coming under heavy pressure from the Zeeland board. Maja takes sides. A witness turns up who may have important information about Emilie.
Sarah Lund is held back in her attempts to make headway with the investigation, but at least the perpetrator finally has a face. Will he lead police and the Zeuthens to Emilie? Prime Minister Kamper is trying to clean up his circle as he attempts to find out what happened to his son. Suspicions arise about a trusted Zeeland figure as Robert Zeuthen considers drastic action.
It's election day and the Prime Minister has everything to gain, as long as Emilie's fate remains uncertain. Kamper is still haunted by personal demons, and issues of loyalty from within his own ranks rear their ugly heads once again. Meanwhile, as Lund and Borch start to look ahead, police are led to an undisclosed location in a last ditch attempt to find Emilie before it's too late. They are followed by a now dangerously tense Robert Zeuthen. Will the operation succeed in bringing the girl to safety?