A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.


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Series cast summary:
 Birgitte Nyborg / ... (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
 Katrine Fønsmark (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
Emil Poulsen ...
 Magnus Christensen (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
Freja Riemann ...
 Laura Christensen (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
 Torben Friis (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
 Ulrik Mørch (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
 Kasper Juul (29 episodes, 2010-2013)
 Hanne Holm (27 episodes, 2010-2013)
Mikael Birkkjær ...
 Philip Christensen (26 episodes, 2010-2013)
Anders Juul ...
 Simon Bech (26 episodes, 2010-2013)
Lisbeth Wulff ...
 Pia Munk (25 episodes, 2010-2013)
Kasper Lange ...
 Dan (24 episodes, 2010-2013)
Lars Knutzon ...
 Bent Sejrø (22 episodes, 2010-2013)
Søren Spanning ...
 Lars Hesselboe (21 episodes, 2010-2013)
Christoph Bastrup ...
 Journalist (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Niels Erik Lund (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
Bjarne Henriksen ...
 Hans Christian Thorsen (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
 Michael Laugesen (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ole Thestrup ...
 Svend Åge Saltum (14 episodes, 2010-2013)
 Sanne (13 episodes, 2010-2011)


A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

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Release Date:

29 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gefährliche Seilschaften  »

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The first season averaged slightly under 1.5 million Danish viewers per episode, according to TNS Gallup. See more »

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Begivenheder og personer i BORGEN er fiktive - men inspireret af virkeligheden. Serien refererer desuden til historiske personer og hændelser i dansk politik før 1982. = Events and people in BORGEN are fictional - but inspired by reality. The series also refers to historical people and events in Danish politics before 1982. See more »


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One of the best shows I've ever seen
1 November 2013 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

I've always liked Danish cinema: the properly written stories, the superb acting and the well developed turns which yet do not seem unbelievable. Having been curios whether the quality I got used to can be attainable in a television show I decided to give Borgen a chance. Now I wish I didn't : I unfortunately became addicted. :) Since others wrote so many things about the first 20 episodes I wish just to continue focusing on the last 10.

I have to admit that I was really afraid of watching the third season. Having read unfavorable opinions I just did not want to spoil the satisfaction which I felt on finishing the second one. But seemingly against all odds I got deeply impressed again. Surely, politics and real world problems occupy sometimes a too big stake with questions getting debated on at a speed one can not easily follow, but the characters remained likable, flesh and blood, and the screenplay do not let them down. Sidse Babett Knudsen's performance is impeccable as always and Brigitte's way towards inventing herself again in politics as well as in personal life provides enough fuel for the story. I can imagine that Danish viewers find some detail exaggerated or too shallow, the presented relations or roles too embellished compared to the reality and the style on some places preaching but I just live in a country where the quality of the politics and the media is extremely low, the people vested with high positions can hardly be revered and the decisions made on governmental level are too often arbitrary. It was therefore interesting to see that there are places where this sector can be approached without any chance of laughter coming from the other side.

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