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Series cast summary:
Carl Ottosen Carl Ottosen ...  Toldkontrollør Knagsted 5 episodes, 1972
Keld Markuslund Keld Markuslund ...  Emanuel Thomsen / ... 5 episodes, 1972
Inger Bagger Inger Bagger ...  Karen Thomsen / ... 5 episodes, 1972
Ebbe Rode Ebbe Rode ...  Overlærer Clausen 5 episodes, 1972
Mime Fønss Mime Fønss ...  Fru Lassen 5 episodes, 1972
Kirsten Rolffes Kirsten Rolffes ...  Fru Heilbunth 5 episodes, 1972
Einar Skovmøller Einar Skovmøller ...  Slagtermester Freiesleben 5 episodes, 1972
Henning Moritzen ...  Fortælleren 5 episodes, 1972
Ove Verner Hansen Ove Verner Hansen ...  Kæmner Lassen 4 episodes, 1972
Erik Paaske Erik Paaske ...  Redaktør Heilbunth 4 episodes, 1972
Eik Koch Eik Koch ...  Spritfabrikant Røssel 4 episodes, 1972
Rita Angela Rita Angela ...  Fru Oppermann 4 episodes, 1972
Ingrid Matthiessen Ingrid Matthiessen ...  Frøken Reiersen 4 episodes, 1972
Guri Richter Guri Richter ...  Fru Frederiksen / ... 4 episodes, 1972
Karen Wegener Karen Wegener ...  Wulfdine 3 episodes, 1972
Jørgen Beck Jørgen Beck ...  Morbroder Jacob 3 episodes, 1972
Arthur Jensen Arthur Jensen ...  Menneske-Mortensen 3 episodes, 1972
Elith Pio Elith Pio ...  Konsul Mørch 3 episodes, 1972
Svend Johansen Svend Johansen ...  Pastor Engelhardt 3 episodes, 1972
Niels Brincker Niels Brincker ...  Bagermester Windberg 3 episodes, 1972
Tove Bang Tove Bang ...  Blomkålsmarie 3 episodes, 1972


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9 April 1972 (Denmark) See more »

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Roskilde, Sjælland, Denmark See more »

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Danmarks Radio (DR) See more »
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Great satire about the bourgesois in Roskilde, Denmark anno 1901
27 January 2001 | by ha-soeSee all my reviews

The city of Roskilde, about 50 km. west of the Danish Capital Copenhagen was the homecity of author Gustaw Wied. In 1901 the author wrote the novel "Livsens Ondskab" (The cruelty of life). This novel was a very harsh satire about "the better bourgoisoi" of Roskilde, The town in which the Danish Kings and Queens has been buried the last 500 years. One of the main characters are "Toldkontrollør", (Custom controller) Otto Knagsted. The author himself was actually custom controler in Roskilde when he wrote this novel. With a very harsh satire, he spiked the whole bourgesoi of Denmark of that time, which of course outraged the same. Especially the scenes about "Ædedolkenes Klub" (The Gourmet Society) are extremely hilarious. When "Luksusbugen" (The luxury bow) one of the fine members of the gourmet society died " In the middle of the dessert he lied down his spoon and told the maid miss Svendsen "I can`t more" and passed away.

The burial scene where he in an xxxl-coffin has to be escorted out of the church is fantastic.

In fact author of Matador (1978) Lise Nørgaard in her selfbiography describes "The Gourmet Society"

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