Sebastian Bergman

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Sebastian Bergman
Also known as 'Den fördömde'
Genre Serial crime drama, thriller
Written by Michael Hjorth
Hans Rosenfeldt
Directed by Daniel Espinosa
Michael Hjorth
Starring Rolf Lassgård
Gunnel Fred
Tomas Laustiola
Moa Silén
Christopher Wagelin
Composer(s) Philippe Boix-Vives
Jon Ekstrand
Country of origin Sweden
Original language(s) Swedish
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 4
Production
Executive producer(s) Stefan Baron
Klaus Bassiner
Wolfgang Feindt
Michael Hjorth
Peter Nadermann
Producer(s) Henrik Widman
Cinematography Erik Molberg Hansen
Running time 90 minutes
Release
Original network SVT1
Original release 25/26 December 2010 (Sweden)

Sebastian Bergman (original title Den fördömde, literally "The cursed one") is a Swedish police procedural television series, based on two novels by duo Hjorth Rosenfeldt (Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt). It stars Rolf Lassgård as the eponymous hero, a criminal profiler with personal problems. It was originally broadcast on Swedish television in 2010, and a subtitled version was shown on the UK's BBC Four in 2012.[1]

Bergman is an experienced psychologist who, at the start of the series, has effectively retired from police work. With a reputation as a womaniser, he has for some years been recovering from the loss of his wife and child in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.[2] A chance encounter with a former police colleague, Torkel Höglund (Tomas Laustiola), results in his being taken on as a consultant to assist in a murder case. Bergman at first gets on badly with the young female detective Vanya (Moa Silén) with whom he has to work, and is subsequently shocked to discover that she is his illegitimate daughter from a relationship he has almost forgotten. Seeing this as an opportunity to make up for the death of his daughter (for which he blames himself), he slowly begins to rebuild his career.

On 7 November 2014 the series began streaming, with English subtitles, on the MHZ network, beginning with "Dark Secrets" on rotation with their other nightly selection of international mysteries. [3]

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