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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Badehotellet is the story about the guests and staff at a beach hotel by the North Sea sand dunes. At the heart of the story is the lives of three young people, the chambermaid Fie, the ... See full summary »
Anne Louise Hassing
As more crimes and criminals cross borders, the Danish police creates an international criminal investigation team. The half Icelandic "Ørnen" leads the diverse team of 6. The latest technology (2004-6) is used.
The three elves ("nisser") Hansi, Fritz, and Günter have to save the dying "Gammelnisse", the only way being to rewind his magic music box. This leads to a hunt for the winding key far, far... See full summary »
Anne, the secret lovechild of a newly deceased baron is the sole heir to Rosensteen Castle. Her grandmother, the Baroness, who only discovers that she has a grandchild after the death of ... See full synopsis »
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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
The DVD release of the series has sold over one million copies, counting each of the double-episode DVD's separately, which allegedly makes it the most sold DVD publication to date in Denmark. 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 »
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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