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

The most successful TV series in Denmark ever. The first run between late 1978 and early 1982 was viewed by at least half the population. The first rerun was at least as successful, the final episode airing on 26 May 1985 to an estimated audience of 3,640,000, which is more than two thirds of the Danish population. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 Spise med Price: Et måltid med udsigt (2014) See more »

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Fantastic TV show - Get it on UK TV Now!
9 March 2010 | by bronk-681-47334See all my reviews

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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