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.
Benny (Kim Larsen) and Arnold (Erik Clausen) are homeless and along with others living on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The police is set to clear the building they squat in, but on the night of ... See full summary »
3 Danish elves/nisser in Alaska fly to Jutland to get a key at an old nisse cave near a potato farm. Landing, the biplane propeller breaks and a new is needed. They speak half Danish half English. A stranger comes.
A baron dies. His unknown offspring, a 20 y.o. mechanic at the local gas station, Anne, is heiress to a huge estate and title. Will Anne get along with the baron's mom and transform from tomboy to lady?
16 y.o. Danish high school sophomore Viktor falls in love with senior Anja at 1st hiccup. Their little brothers (BFFs) invite him to Anja's 18th birthday party. Viktor's 2 friends also help. Where does Anja's arrogant boyfriend fit in?
Tomas Villum Jensen
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 »
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 »
I have to agree with all the rest of the Reviews. Matador has to be one of the best TV shows ever made. All the actors are the cream of the Danish acting world. The Director was the best in the business for bringing Danish Life to Life, so to speak. I am amazed it has not been shown on British TV as it is very comparable to that other magnificent British TV drama "When The Boat Comes in" I would be hard pushed to say which one was better. But Matador has a longer run and does manage to cover the German occupation of Denmark. Which will be an eye opener to the British public if shown on British TV. So I do hope somebody gets the courage to show this on UK TV. As it is just a great TV Drama about families and the stress of the new on old ideas and values. So it still has something for today's TV audience. I have never got tired of watching it. Its called Matador because that is the Danish name for the board game Monopoly.
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