Matador (1978–1982)

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Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank, refuses him a loan to set up a clothes shop. Instead he receives money ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Jørgen Buckhøj ...
 Mads Skjern / ... (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Buster Larsen ...
 Oluf Larsen (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ghita Nørby ...
 Ingeborg Skjern / ... (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Malene Schwartz ...
 Maude Varnæs (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Helle Virkner ...
 Elisabeth Friis (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Karin Nellemose ...
 Misse Møhge (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Holger Juul Hansen ...
 Hans Christian Varnæs (23 episodes, 1978-1982)
Kirsten Olesen ...
 Agnes Jensen / ... (23 episodes, 1978-1982)
Elin Reimer ...
 Laura Larsine Sørensen (23 episodes, 1978-1982)
Benny Hansen ...
 Frede 'Fatty' Hansen / ... (23 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ole Andreasen ...
 Narrator (22 episodes, 1978-1982)
Jesper Langberg ...
 Kristen Skjern / ... (21 episodes, 1978-1982)
Per Pallesen ...
 Severin Boldt (21 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ove Sprogøe ...
 Dr. Louis Hansen (21 episodes, 1978-1982)
Lily Broberg ...
 Katrine Larsen (20 episodes, 1978-1982)
Kurt Ravn ...
 Lauritz 'Røde' Jensen (20 episodes, 1978-1982)
Sonja Oppenhagen ...
 Vicki Hachel / ... (19 episodes, 1978-1982)
John Hahn-Petersen ...
 Hr Stein (19 episodes, 1978-1982)
Else-Marie ...
 Konsulinde Holm / ... (19 episodes, 1978-1982)
Anne Jensen ...
 Gudrun (19 episodes, 1978-1982)
Bent Mejding ...
 Jørgen Varnæs (18 episodes, 1978-1981)
Karen Berg ...
 Fru Fernando Møhge / ... (17 episodes, 1978-1981)
Vera Gebuhr ...
 Inger Jørgensen (15 episodes, 1978-1982)
Kirsten Hansen-Møller ...
 Marie Hansen / ... (15 episodes, 1978-1982)
Lis Løwert ...
 Violet Vinter (15 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ann Margrethe Schou ...
 Kassererske frk. Mortensen / ... (15 episodes, 1978-1981)
Holger Perfort ...
 Tjener Olsen / ... (15 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ulla Henningsen ...
 Iben Skjern / ... (14 episodes, 1979-1981)
Axel Strøbye ...
 Viggo Skjold-Hansen / ... (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Esper Hagen ...
 Arnold Vinter (13 episodes, 1978-1980)
Holger Vistisen ...
 Bogholder Christiansen, Omegnsbanken / ... (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Birthe Backhausen ...
 Musse Skjold-Hansen / ... (12 episodes, 1979-1981)
Karen-Lise Mynster ...
 Ulla Jacobsen (12 episodes, 1979-1981)
Arthur Jensen ...
 Rudolf Schwann (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bendt Rothe ...
 Baron von Rytger / ... (11 episodes, 1979-1982)
Birgitte Bruun ...
 Esther / ... (11 episodes, 1978-1982)
Bjørn Watt-Boolsen ...
 Oberst Ditlev Hachel / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1980)
Karl Stegger ...
 Konsul Holm (10 episodes, 1978-1981)
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Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank, refuses him a loan to set up a clothes shop. Instead he receives money elsewhere, and his shop is soon a success, a sign of the changing times during the following decades. Written by Erik Holst

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The DVD release of the series has sold over one million copies, counting each of the double-episode DVD's separately, which allegedly makes it the most sold DVD publication to date in Denmark. See more »

Goofs

In an episode that takes places in 1936, the Rodgers/Hammerstein tune "Edelweiss" is heard. This tune was not composed until 1957. See more »

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Referenced in Mer' Matador (1998) See more »

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Danish TV-history and Selfunderstand
12 June 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for at tv-version of Danish history from late twenties to late fourties this is THE ONE. Never ever has anything been shown on Danish TV with this kind of appeal to all sorts of people. No matter the social background one may have this series appeals to everyone.

With a truly remarkable casting of practically all Danish actors worthwhile mentioning the storyline is proven extremely strong as it is emphazied by the fabulous acting of all actors and actresses of which many now, unfortunately, are dead.

It has a true unique feature which most of well-known tv-series don't have; you can watch it again and again for each time you'll discover new things. For any Dane this is a fundamental part to understanding the history of a time which may be long gone but never will be forgotten.

Matador is now out on DVA and although relatively expensive (app.2500 dkr for the whole series/24 parts) it is an investment that any Danish family should consider.

A series that unites generations and definately something that will last and last...


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