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A man comes to Korsbæk, Denmark, in 1929, opens a women's clothing store in competition with an established one - bringing him up against the conservative establishment including the bank manager. We follow the families until after WWII.
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Series cast summary:
Jørgen Buckhøj Jørgen Buckhøj ...  Mads Skjern / ... 24 episodes, 1978-1982
Buster Larsen Buster Larsen ...  Oluf Larsen 24 episodes, 1978-1982
Ghita Nørby ...  Ingeborg Skjern / ... 24 episodes, 1978-1982
Malene Schwartz ...  Maude Varnæs 24 episodes, 1978-1982
Helle Virkner Helle Virkner ...  Elisabeth Friis 24 episodes, 1978-1982
Karin Nellemose ...  Misse Møhge 24 episodes, 1978-1982
Holger Juul Hansen Holger Juul Hansen ...  Hans Christian Varnæs 23 episodes, 1978-1982
Kirsten Olesen ...  Agnes Jensen / ... 23 episodes, 1978-1982
Elin Reimer Elin Reimer ...  Laura Larsine Sørensen 23 episodes, 1978-1982
Benny Hansen Benny Hansen ...  Frede 'Fatty' Hansen / ... 23 episodes, 1978-1982
Ole Andreasen Ole Andreasen ...  Narrator 22 episodes, 1978-1982
Jesper Langberg Jesper Langberg ...  Kristen Skjern / ... 21 episodes, 1978-1982
Per Pallesen Per Pallesen ...  Severin Boldt 21 episodes, 1978-1982
Ove Sprogøe ...  Dr. Louis Hansen 21 episodes, 1978-1982
Lily Broberg Lily Broberg ...  Katrine Larsen 20 episodes, 1978-1982
Kurt Ravn ...  Lauritz 'Røde' Jensen 20 episodes, 1978-1982
Sonja Oppenhagen Sonja Oppenhagen ...  Vicki Hachel / ... 19 episodes, 1978-1982
John Hahn-Petersen John Hahn-Petersen ...  Hr Stein 19 episodes, 1978-1982
Else-Marie Else-Marie ...  Konsulinde Holm / ... 19 episodes, 1978-1982
Anne Jensen Anne Jensen ...  Gudrun 18 episodes, 1978-1982
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ...  Jørgen Varnæs 18 episodes, 1978-1981
Karen Berg Karen Berg ...  Fru Fernando Møhge / ... 17 episodes, 1978-1981
Vera Gebuhr Vera Gebuhr ...  Inger Jørgensen 15 episodes, 1978-1982
Kirsten Hansen-Møller Kirsten Hansen-Møller ...  Marie Hansen / ... 15 episodes, 1978-1982
Lis Løwert Lis Løwert ...  Violet Vinter 15 episodes, 1978-1982
Ann Margrethe Schou Ann Margrethe Schou ...  Kassererske frk. Mortensen / ... 15 episodes, 1978-1981
Holger Perfort Holger Perfort ...  Tjener Olsen / ... 15 episodes, 1978-1982
Ulla Henningsen Ulla Henningsen ...  Iben Skjern / ... 14 episodes, 1979-1981
Axel Strøbye ...  Viggo Skjold-Hansen / ... 13 episodes, 1979-1981
Esper Hagen Esper Hagen ...  Arnold Vinter 13 episodes, 1978-1980
Holger Vistisen Holger Vistisen ...  Bogholder Christiansen, Omegnsbanken / ... 13 episodes, 1979-1981
Birthe Backhausen Birthe Backhausen ...  Musse Skjold-Hansen / ... 12 episodes, 1979-1981
Karen-Lise Mynster Karen-Lise Mynster ...  Ulla Jacobsen 12 episodes, 1979-1981
Arthur Jensen Arthur Jensen ...  Rudolf Schwann 12 episodes, 1978-1979
Bendt Rothe Bendt Rothe ...  Baron von Rytger / ... 11 episodes, 1979-1982
Birgitte Bruun Birgitte Bruun ...  Esther / ... 11 episodes, 1978-1982
Bjørn Watt-Boolsen ...  Oberst Ditlev Hachel / ... 10 episodes, 1978-1980
Karl Stegger Karl Stegger ...  Konsul Holm 10 episodes, 1978-1981
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Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank, refuses him a loan to set up a clothes shop. Instead he receives money elsewhere, and his shop is soon a success, a sign of the changing times during the following decades. Written by Erik Holst

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Upon its fifth rerun on Danish television in 2006-07, the series was the most-watched programme for 18 out of 24 weeks and averaged a ratings share for its time slot of 73 per cent with in the vicinity of 1.4 million viewers per week. See more »

Goofs

The inside of the church has the boards with the numbers of the songs that will be sung during the service. These numbers are taken from the official book of church songs introduced in the early 1950s. That is, in the 1920s to 1940s these numbers should have been different to be in accordance with the songs actually sung. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original version ran for 24 episodes, each episode being between some 50 and 90 minutes. Program planners of Swedish television disapproved of this and re-edited the series into 32 episodes of almost exactly the same length, destroying much of the dramatic balance in the process. See more »

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Referenced in Langt fra Las Vegas: Danish Dynamite (2001) See more »

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A brilliant saga of life and death in a small city
15 November 1998 | by madwesSee all my reviews

If you have even the slightest interest of Denmark and Danish culture from the late 1930'ies to the early 1950'ies, this is a *MUST SEE*.

Apart from being a brilliant saga of life and death of the citizens of a small city, it's also filled with all those tiny details that makes it seeworthy. Acting and direction are outstanding.


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

11 November 1978 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Leute von Korsbaek See more »

Filming Locations:

Gedser, Falster, Denmark See more »

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Nordisk Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(32 episodes) | (24 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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