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. 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 December 2007 and January 2012 seventy-nine suicides were officially 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 i
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jeppe Rønde
  12 wins & 14 nominations.
95 min

I don't remember this.

It hasn't changed much.

Look out for number 42.


Nonetheless we find

ourselves gathered here today

and we must ask ourselves why.

Why have we lost

another vibrant young man

who had the whole of

his life ahead of him?

Why are the youngsters so

troubled in our community?

To find comfort

in these difficult times,

we must turn towards god.

There it is.

Big house.

Here we go.


Should I get out

and like guide you?


Back, back.

Easy, snowy.


Hey, hey.

Get down.

You gonna carry me

over the threshold?

Oh, Sara, get down,

you're gonna break my back.

Get down, get down.

I need a big painting.

Ah, we'll be out

of here in no time.

We'll be all right, dad.

I'm gonna have a look upstairs.

F*** off.

Don't f***ing look at me.

Put your f***ing cover on.

Get the f*** off.

Who do you

think you f***ing are

coming into our place?

It's built on repetition

and not merely at the title.

Once the meaning of

the first line is grasped

the entire poem

is understood.

Each of the intervening lines

is simply another way of--

I'm Angus.



Her name is Sara.



I'm Laurel.

Hi, I'm Sara.

You the copper's daughter?


My dad owns

the petrol station.


It's yours?


What's his name?


Have you been

to the lake yet?

You've got to see it.

I'm going there now

to meet the others.

You coming?

I've got to go home.

Copper won't let you?


Did you have a boyfriend?


Like you need one.

Why is that funny?

It's no.

Here she is.

Hi, I'm Sara.

I'm Thomas.

How's it going, all right?


Do you like it here?


I remember you

from when you were little.

You do?

You and your old man.

Day of the pig.



Look after this girl,

will you?

All right, boys and girls.

Who's going

in the f***ing lake then?

Hold this, love.

Here we f***ing are!


Sara, Sara come on, come in!

Thanks, I'm Jamie.

Do you want to come out

with us on Saturday night?

Just down to like the pub.

Thomas will

be there and stuff.


It's like a gropey club.

They've gone

there for years.

I'd like to see it.

My granddad used to go there.

He was a miner

and a rugby player.

I think everyone

had seep back then.



Wait up.

Sara, come on.

No, I'm gonna go home.

Come on, it's okay,

he's our friend.

Yeah, I'm fine,

I'm gonna go.

I'll see you later.

They do it publicly,

lean into death.

No suicide notes.

This is from

the past six months.

From when they were

found in the forest.


They mostly do it there.

Mark was number 23.

They burnt their school down.

And they attacked the reporters

that came to see 'em.

Oh, they're crazy in the head.

I understand it was you

who found your son mark.

Hanging on his

bedroom door.

What route?

It's in mondies.

The dog.

Why would anybody

want to do that?

Hanging on his

bedroom door.

So the only

connection seems to be

that they've been

found by their parents.

Who are these?

Kids from the valley.

Just give us ten minutes.

Okay so what's

the word on the street?

Well some say it's the water

on the at the morver mass.

Others that it's the Internet.

And we monitor

some chat rooms.

They use names like maddock,

lone wolf, and wild kid.

We didn't find

anything their either.

Any tip offs?

Oh, plenty.

We have them every day.

People saying this and that.

There was a rumor of murder.

But that's nonsense.

Others claim that several

youngsters arranged it.

But it's all nonsense

if you ask me.

Okay now.

I'll get the spare tire.

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Jeppe Rønde

Jeppe Rønde (born 1973) is a Danish filmmaker. Rønde was born in Aarhus, Denmark and worked as a professional musician until he graduated in Film Science and Art History from the University of Copenhagen in 2002.In 2003, he directed his first feature documentary "Jerusalem My Love" (Danish: Jerusalem, min elskede). His next documentary "The Swenkas" (2004) was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Documentary and won the Robert Award for Best Documentary Feature ("Danish Oscars"). After that Rønde directed a critically acclaimed eight episodes TV-series called "The Quatraro Mystery" (Danish: Quatraro Mysteriet) for the Danish national channel DR2.In 2010, Rønde was voted best commercial director in Denmark. In 2013, he won two Cannes Lions, gold and bronze, for direction and cinematography.In 2015, he released his first fiction feature film "Bridgend" starring Hannah Murray. The film is about the Bridgend suicide incidents. Rønde allegedly spent six years travelling to and from Bridgend for doing research on the topic. Many parts in the film are played by locals, and they were not trained actors. The movie received multiple nominations and awards internationally but was viewed in Wales as sensationalist, lacking truth and exploitative. more…

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