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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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
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 »
In an episode that takes places in 1936, the Rodgers/Hammerstein tune "Edelweiss" is heard. This tune was not composed until 1957. See more »
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 »
The serial depicting life in a small Danish town from the late 1920's through the end of the WW2, hits spot on, describing the struggles of both rich and poor, in a well-paced, amazingly well thought out story. I've only seen it twice because I haven't been able to find a way to buy it on NTSC tape.
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