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 ...  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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Trivia

Cost in 1978 25 mill. Danish kroner approx. 3,57 mill. US dollar, but has earned DR (Danish Radio) 250 mill. Danish kroner approx. 35,7 mill. US dollar. 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 Jarls quizshow: Episode #1.3 (2012) See more »

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Danish TV-history and Selfunderstand
12 June 2003 | by AslaugRuotsalainenSee all my reviews

If you're looking for at tv-version of Danish history from late twenties to late fourties this is THE ONE. Never ever has anything been shown on Danish TV with this kind of appeal to all sorts of people. No matter the social background one may have this series appeals to everyone.

With a truly remarkable casting of practically all Danish actors worthwhile mentioning the storyline is proven extremely strong as it is emphazied by the fabulous acting of all actors and actresses of which many now, unfortunately, are dead.

It has a true unique feature which most of well-known tv-series don't have; you can watch it again and again for each time you'll discover new things. For any Dane this is a fundamental part to understanding the history of a time which may be long gone but never will be forgotten.

Matador is now out on DVA and although relatively expensive (app.2500 dkr for the whole series/24 parts) it is an investment that any Danish family should consider.

A series that unites generations and definately something that will last and last...


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