Court drama about a Copenhagen law office and the cases and personal entanglements of its small group of attorneys.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peter Steen ...
 Erik Frank (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Mikael Frank / ... (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Malene Bork (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Claus 'CC' Christensen / ... (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Rebecca Neumann (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Carsten Bjørnlund ...
 Patrik Larsen (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Linda Skov (9 episodes, 2004)
Carina Due ...
 Advokatsekretær (9 episodes, 2004)
Troels II Munk ...
 Dommer Ulf Steenbeck / ... (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
John Hahn-Petersen ...
 Dommer Jørgen Balslev / ... (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Paul Hüttel ...
 Dommer Philip Lefevre / ... (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Leo Zielinski / ... (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Birthe Neumann ...
 Landsretsdommer Fritze Krogh / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...
 Troels Søndergaard / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
Ellen Nyman ...
 Eva Holme / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Pernille Karmark (5 episodes, 2003)
Michael Asmussen ...
 Per Kure / ... (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Maria Stokholm ...
 Lærke Moesgaard (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Frederik Bill Wiberg ...
 Otto / ... (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Henrik Prip ...
 Kriminalassistent Kevin Bülow (5 episodes, 2004)
Stine Stengade ...
 Ellen Brahe / ... (5 episodes, 2004)
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Storyline

Top-notch defense attorney Mikael Frank is the central figure of the young Copenhagen lawfirm which he co-owns. His marriage is breaking up while he spends his time consumed with work alongside his colleagues: Co-owner and former prosecutor CC, caring and naive Malene Bork and fresh-out-of-law-school attorney Rebecca Neumann, soon with the additions of recovering criminal Patrik Larsen and shrewd business lawyer Leo Zielinski. While the staff deal with the problems of their private lives, the firm's cases are also among the most tense and dramatic, and they face stiff opposition from talented prosecutors like Pernille Karmark and heavy scrutiny by strict judges such as attorney-turned-judge Fritze Krogh. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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21 September 2003 (Denmark)  »

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DKK 40,000,000 (estimated)
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Due to disappointing ratings for the first eleven episodes of Forsvar, the series was changed in a number of ways for the second season. The episodes were a bit shorter, there was a new title sequence with an emotional title song, and the producers promised a stronger focus on feelings and personal relations as opposed to investigative procedures and court negotiations. See more »

Goofs

The name of Linda Skov's diner is misspelled "Café Linda's". Genitive apostrophes are not correct in Danish. See more »

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Featured in TV2 - når sandheden skal frem (2003) See more »

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Don't Cry
Written by Michael Been and Anders Linnet
Performed by The Collins
Sony Music Entertainment (Denmark) A/S 2004
Title song as of second season
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