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 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 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 19 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 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 Bjørn Watt-Boolsen ...  Oberst Ditlev Hachel / ... 10 episodes, 1978-1980
Karl Stegger Karl Stegger ...  Konsul Holm 10 episodes, 1978-1981
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Matador online [Denmark]

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

11 November 1978 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Monopoly See more »

Filming Locations:

Gedser, Falster, Denmark See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nordisk Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(32 episodes) | (24 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name "Korsbæk" is an amalgamate of two real Danish provincial cities: Korsør and Holbæk. See more »

Goofs

In an episode that takes places in 1936, the Rodgers/Hammerstein tune "Edelweiss" is heard. This tune was not composed until 1957. 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 Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Camilla Bendix (2012) See more »

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As good as television gets
26 November 2001 | by ostemadSee all my reviews

Auuchh - my arm! If you ask, where it hurts, you most surely never saw this television serie - and you are very likely to be either a foreigner or an alien, because no one else would ever ask, they would know that you are quoting "Matador" being impressed or surprised. No tv-show was ever better, then it would never have such a fortunate compilation of talent, magnificent writers, magnificent actors and a magnificent director.

The tale of the struggle between the two families is made ever present, so the point is not lost even though there is a multitude of sidestories that even includes real events. The way the story goes is so original that you never loose interest, although it is a slow going story - it takes 27 hours for it to come to an end. Real addicts find the playing time too short though. The text comprises a multitude of funny lines and jokes, you never stop laughing. The way each scene is shot, and the way the picture is framed is bold in itself. The director dares leaving the person speaking out of picture, if the facial expression of another person is more interesting. Also, he uses events as a way of foretelling, what will be happening - the doctor being quoted just prior to his appearing on screen. There are millions of details like that and it takes a long time to discover them all, but that's part of the fascination - you never get it all.


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