Scene removed from Danish version of THE BRIDGE for being too shocking

The last season of The Bridge has been released in the Nordic region, and it is already causing a stir after one particularly gruesome scene had to be removed from the Danish version of an episode.

The fourth season of this iconic Nordic Noir series has the most brutal opening of all the seasons, with a woman being stoned to death on an artificial Danish island at the base of the Øresund Bridge. The victim is Margrethe Thormod, Director General of the Migration Agency in Copenhagen.

The reason that the scene had to be removed, according to DR, is because the episode aired right after The X Factor, which put this gruesome scene at risk of being seen by children.

However, the pubcaster reassures Danish fans that they didn’t miss anything, and the removal of the scenes didn’t affect the context.


Meanwhile, lead actress Sofia Helin, who plays Saga Noren, has received a hammock after finishing her role as the iconic detective. Both she and costar Thur Lindhardt received them, which they then used to enjoy a relaxing summer!


No international release date has been announced for The Bridge, and it is currently airing in the Nordics.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.