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Tomas Villum Jensen
In 1949, the young Ida Nørregaard travels from Jutland to Copenhagen to enroll in a home economics school and an evening school programme. When she is told that she can't do both, she chooses the evening school. Her parents are unhappy with her choice, but Ida is decided upon making it on her own in the big city. She finds a job as a secretary at a radio factory, but when her boss's son Erik Nielsen has a crush on Ida, he causes her to lose her job. While Erik is trying to convince his father of the future of television, he also succeeds in attracting Ida's attention. Meanwhile, Erik's lively sister Søs Nielsen is engaged to a man she doesn't love. When he tries to rape her one night, she is helped by Palle From who is a working class university student and lives next door to Ida. When Søs finds him to thank him an attraction builds between them. Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
The story involves the beginning of television in Denmark. Inspired by the advances in America and Great Britain, the first organized Danish television broadcast took place on 2 October 1951 after a few years of experiments. A popular radio exhibition in Copenhagen in August 1950 had helped introduce television to the Danish public. See more »
In episode 1:6 when Erik and Ida are in bed talking, a microphone is clearly visible right above them for almost a minute. It even moves depending on who is talking. See more »
Krønikken starts were Matador, the immortal Danish TV classic, ended. While it does not reach Matador's level, it certainly is an important contribution that vividly describes the culture of the Danish society from the postwar period, to the beginning of the modem times.
Unlike Matador, Krønikken, (the Chronicle) takes place in Copenhagen, and not in a province town; therefore its focus is a little narrower, and it has more supporting characters that are only seen in a few episodes. Its primary focus is the capitalistic family, whose patriarch owns the radio, and later, TV factory Bella, but it also has a strong focus on the development of the Danish social democratic party. This is because, that the Social Democrat was the primary architect for the modem Danish welfare state, which was created in this period.
It is a story, but it describes the history of that period better, then mere facts ever could.
If you are interested in the Danish culture, then Krønikken, is a must see.
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