BRIDGEND

By Jeppe RØNDE

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Thriller - Completed 2015

Sara and her dad Dave move to a small village, which is haunted by suicides among its young inhabitants. Sara falls dangerously in love with one of the teenagers, Jamie, while Dave, as the town’s new police officer, tries to stop the mysterious chain of suicides.
The film is inspired by true events.

Festivals
& Awards

Goteborg IFF 2015
Copenhagen CPH PIX 2015
official selection
Karlovy Vary 2015
Another View
Fantasia FF 2015
Prix AQCC
IFF Mannheim-Heidelberg 2015
Special Mention for Cinematography
Rotterdam IFFR 2015
Hivos Tiger Awards Competition
Tribeca FF 2015
World Narrative Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Crime, Horror
    • Countries
    • DENMARK, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jeppe RØNDE
    • Writer(s)
    • Torben BECH, Peter ASMUSSEN, Jeppe RØNDE
    • Producer(s)
    • Michel SCHØNNEMANN, (BLENKOV & SCHØNNEMANN), Malene BLENKOV (BLENKOV & SCHØNNEMANN)
    • Synopsis
    • ”Bridgend” follows Sara and her dad, Dave as they arrive to a small village in Bridgend County. The village is haunted by suicides amongst its young inhabitants, and Sara falls dangerously in love with one of the teenagers, Jamie while Dave as the town’s new policeman tries to stop the mysterious chain of suicides. The film is an uncompromising story focused on the relationship between vulnerable teenagers and their parents who are left in the dark as the inexplicable suicides gradually take on the character of a punishing ritual.
      The story of the film is based on a mysterious suicide cluster that took place in Bridgend County, a small former coal-mining province in Wales. Between 2007 and 2012 seventy-nine suicides were committed in the area. Most of the victims were teenagers, they hanged themselves and left no suicide notes. Danish documentary filmmaker Jeppe Rønde followed the teenagers from the area for six years and wrote the script based on their life stories. Bridgend is Rønde’s fiction film debut. It is entirely shot on location in Wales, with many of the local teenagers casted as actors.
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