Bridgend (2016)
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Bridgend (2016)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
May 06, 2016
Studio
Fandor
Official Site
http://www.fandor.com/films/bridgend
Genre
Drama
Release Date
May 06, 2016
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
108 minute(s)
Production Budget
1
Studio
Fandor
Official Site
http://www.fandor.com/films/bridgend
Director
Jeppe Ronde
Producer
Malene Blenkov, Michel Schonnemann
Screenwriter
Jeppe Ronde, Torben Bech, Peter Asmussen
Starring
  • Hannah Murray
  • Josh O'Connor
  • Adrian Rawlins
  • Patricia Potter
  • Nia Roberts
  • Steven Waddington
  • Elinor Crawley
  • Leona Vaughan

"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 Ronde followed the teenagers from the area for six years and wrote the script based on their life stories. "Bridgend" is Ronde's fiction film debut. It is entirely shot on location in Wales, with many of the local teenagers casted as actors.