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.
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
There's a rumor that the show was stopped because a storm ruined the set. The fact is that a storm hit the set in December 1980 and caused some minor damage, but it was fixed and the remainder of the series was filmed. The reason for ending the show was simply that director Erik Balling and head of entertainment at Danmarks Radio Jørgen Ifversen felt it was time. See more »
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 »
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 »
A T.v.series in 24 parts about the people in a small town during and after world war 2. Following a wide range of characters both rich and poor through a difficult time with a lot off changes in the litle society as they slowly enter the new modern society with department stores and supermarkets. We mainly follow the two families Skjern and Varnæs and their rivalry towards each other, mainly led on by the conservative Hans Christian Varnæs and the more modern and dynamic Mads Skjern.
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