Borgen (2010– )

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

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 Birgitte Nyborg / ... (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Katrine Fønsmark (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Magnus Christensen (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
Freja Riemann ...
 Laura Christensen (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Torben Friis (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
Thomas Levin ...
 Ulrik Mørch (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Kasper Juul (29 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 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)
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 Niels Erik Lund (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
Bjarne Henriksen ...
 Hans Christian Thorsen (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Michael Laugesen (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ole Thestrup ...
 Svend Åge Saltum (14 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Sanne (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
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A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

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The title "Borgen" is a nickname for Christiansborg, the home of the Danish parliament and the prime minister's office. 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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A little slick, but still riveting
8 February 2012 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

The international success of Danish political-crime thriller 'The Killing' perhaps played a major part in the UK screening of 'Borgen', a drama set entirely within the Danish parliament. And the two shows have something in common, in their relatively unhysterical portrayal of political life (and for U.K. viewers, an intriguing insight into how a political system might evolve when locked in a state of permanent minority or coalition government). I loved the wheeling and dealing in both series, but (aside from the lack of a killing alongside the politics in 'Borgen') there are differences. In short, Borgen, with its fantasy liberal prime minister, beautiful people, and stories wrapped up in self-contained episodes, is just a little bit slicker than 'The Killing' was; and I don't mean that as a compliment. But this is comparing it to a very high standard. There's still some good acting, some clever scripting, and a subtle portrayal of the increasing loneliness of life at the top: you can imagine that this is the way that government really is run (although perhaps the programme also tells us something about how the Danes would like to perceive themselves: 'The Thick of It' could not have been more different but also rang true, and I can't believe that Danish government is so utterly different from that in the UK). It's still riveting entertainment; and moreover, seems to have anticipated the actual outcome of the recent Danish election.


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