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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Cast

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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Upon its fifth rerun on Danish television in 2006-07, the series was the most-watched programme for 18 out of 24 weeks and averaged a ratings share for its time slot of 73 per cent with in the vicinity of 1.4 million viewers per week. See more »

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The inside of the church has the boards with the numbers of the songs that will be sung during the service. These numbers are taken from the official book of church songs introduced in the early 1950s. That is, in the 1920s to 1940s these numbers should have been different to be in accordance with the songs actually sung. See more »

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As good as television gets
26 November 2001 | by (Svendborg, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Auuchh - my arm! If you ask, where it hurts, you most surely never saw this television serie - and you are very likely to be either a foreigner or an alien, because no one else would ever ask, they would know that you are quoting "Matador" being impressed or surprised. No tv-show was ever better, then it would never have such a fortunate compilation of talent, magnificent writers, magnificent actors and a magnificent director.

The tale of the struggle between the two families is made ever present, so the point is not lost even though there is a multitude of sidestories that even includes real events. The way the story goes is so original that you never loose interest, although it is a slow going story - it takes 27 hours for it to come to an end. Real addicts find the playing time too short though. The text comprises a multitude of funny lines and jokes, you never stop laughing. The way each scene is shot, and the way the picture is framed is bold in itself. The director dares leaving the person speaking out of picture, if the facial expression of another person is more interesting. Also, he uses events as a way of foretelling, what will be happening - the doctor being quoted just prior to his appearing on screen. There are millions of details like that and it takes a long time to discover them all, but that's part of the fascination - you never get it all.


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