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:
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
Mikael Birkkjær ...
Anders Juul ...
Lisbeth Wulff ...
Kasper Lange ...
Lars Knutzon ...
Søren Spanning ...
 Lars Hesselboe 21 episodes, 2010-2013
Christoph Bastrup ...
 Niels Erik Lund 15 episodes, 2010-2013
 Hans Christian Thorsen 15 episodes, 2010-2013
 Michael Laugesen 15 episodes, 2010-2013
Ole Thestrup ...
 Svend Åge Saltum 14 episodes, 2010-2013


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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Although a fan of the show, Denmark's real female Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, claimed "I've made a point of not watching Sidse Babett Knudsen too closely just to make sure I'm not too influenced by her. If anything, it sometimes feels more as if life is imitating art." 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 »


Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.5 (2015) See more »

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Well sketched characters, excellent direction, topping pace.
11 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

I am not one to watch lengthy part series - not at all!! This one just grabbed me and held me tight. The Danes and Sweedish do quality TV, especially in casting and character direction. Compared to many US productions, where characters are often like cardboard cut-outs, this series gave us believable real live human people. Brilliant photography and beautiful direction.

The story too was very well crafted, looking deep into human behaviour, morals and ethics in power, and the consequences of actions taken.

It is a series I will watch again in the future, if just to enjoy the rich texture.

I highly commend the production team and recommend this excellent series.

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