Bridgend

Dir.: Jeppe Rønde | Denmark 2015 | 99 min

A dark and disturbing film based on all too real events. Over a period of only five years, nearly 80 young people have hung themselves in the Welsh town of Bridgend since 2007, leaving no suicide notes or other explanations to why they have chosen to put an end to their young lives. A tragedy and a mystery that hangs heavy and silently over the small town as the perpetual fog when the young Sara moves there. Her father has been sent to Bridgend to clarify what is going on and, to his growing concern, Sara soon joins a secret society among the city's youth, who play out their eerie fascination with death through morbid rituals and a mysterious, closed chat forum. However, Jeppe Rønde does not try to explain the tragic suicides that continue to plague the city, but chooses to instead dive into the darkest and deepest recesses of collective psychology in his feature film debut. What he finds there, we are told between the lines in atmospheric images and a heavy sound design. The result is an extremely stylish thriller, an insightful portrait of youth, and a hair-raising horror movie all in one.

Original Title
Bridgend
Country
Denmark
Release Year
2015
Duration
99 min.
Directors
Jeppe Rønde
Producer
Michel Schønnemann, Malene Benkov
Script
Cast
Hannah Murray, Josh O'Connor, Steven Waddington, Adrian Rawlins, Aled Thomas, Elinor Crawley
Camera
Magnus Nordenhof Jonck
Sound
Rune Palving
Editor
Olivier Bugge Coutte
Music
Mondkopf
Production Company
Schønnemann & Blenkov Pictures
Version
English Version
Tempo
4
Thrills
4
Sighs
6
Laughs
2
Look
8
Food for thought
6