'The Bridge' series premiere: German actress Diane Kruger wades into U.S., Mexico relations

There's nothing subtle about the dark drama "The Bridge," premiering on FX tonight (July 10.) It tackles complex issues and insists that viewers at least ponder the crisis on the United States/Mexico border.And it does that so incredibly well that days after watching, scenes linger, the message reverberating.Set in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the show opens with a woman's body left in the middle of the bridge. Each country could legally claim half the corpse. Early on it's hideously apparent how accurate that is.The surgically divided body is actually from two separate women. The top half was a judge from Texas, famous for her hard stance against immigrants. The bottom half was from, thus far, a nameless woman from Juarez.Police from both countries investigate. Juarez Detective Marco Ruiz and El Paso Detective Sonya Cross (Demian Bichir, Oscar-nominated for "A Better Life," and Diane Kruger, "Inglourious Basterds") must work together.For Bichir, who grew...



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