A member of the group recently visited Copenhagen and a slice of TV tourism was experienced when an organised walking tour themed around The Killing was taken.
A little brochure accompanied the tour. If you click on the photos you will be able to see larger versions.
Front cover – off we go!
Langebro Bridge constitutes an important topographic feature in Copenhagen, it is depicted as a place that both connects and disconnects places and people in the city… Langebro is an unsettling place …(Henriette Steiner in a recent talk at UCL on Unsettling Copenhagen in Philosophical Writing and Contemporary Drama)
Gloomy weather helping to create an ‘atmosphere’ was confirmed by our intrepid explorer!
This building is located at the harbor at Kalvebod Brygge and is an HQ for banking and pensions. Architecturally this project it is quite interesting incorporating cycle access, reuse of rain water, it is built round a circular core and uses coloured glass and copper on the facade.
This is where it all happens! In The Killing 1 the set for the Police HQ was quite small and the celing was made from a type of compressed paper that dulls echoes and is best for sound. One day in August, they were filming and Sofie says she had never been so hot. Suddenly a filter caught fire, they were evacuated and the fire brigade were called. They took the temperature. On the floor it was 45 degrees and on the ceiling it was 72 degrees. The set had to be shut down and the police HQ set rebuilt.
(The Killing Handbook, E Kennedy)
Folketinget is the name of Denmark’s parliament, which is located in a historical setting at Christiansborg Palace, often just called Borgen (the castle in Danish), on the island of Slotsholmen in Copenhagen.
The Danish parliament has always been surrounded by mystery and conspiracy theories. Many films such as the Danish Kongekabale (King’s Game), and Danish TV series such as The Killing and Borgen have played out in the corridors of Christiansborg. http://www.visitdenmark.com