Starting in 1949, the series follows four young Danes through 25 years of history and personal developments in a story about finding yourself in a world of changes.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Anne Louise Hassing Anne Louise Hassing ...  Ida Nørregaard 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ...  Palle From 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Maibritt Saerens ...  Søs Nielsen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Waage Sandø Waage Sandø ...  Kaj Holger Nielsen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Stina Ekblad ...  Karin Nielsen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Pernille Højmark Pernille Højmark ...  Karen Jensen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Dick Kaysø Dick Kaysø ...  Børge From 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Peter Hesse Overgaard Peter Hesse Overgaard ...  Ingeniør Funder 20 episodes, 2004-2007
Anette Støvelbæk ...  Frøken Toft 18 episodes, 2004-2007
Christian Mosbæk Christian Mosbæk ...  Salgschef Kjeldsen 17 episodes, 2004-2007
Ken Vedsegaard Ken Vedsegaard ...  Erik Nielsen 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Michael Hasselflug Michael Hasselflug ...  Personalechef Blomkvist 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Bodil Lassen Bodil Lassen ...  Vera 15 episodes, 2004-2007
Signe Skov Signe Skov ...  Emma 9 episodes, 2005-2007
Peter Gantzler ...  Viggo Valentin 9 episodes, 2004-2006
Lars Mikkelsen ...  Jens Otto Krag 9 episodes, 2004-2007
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Storyline

In 1949, the young Ida Nørregaard travels from Jutland to Copenhagen to enroll in a home economics school and an evening school programme. When she is told that she can't do both, she chooses the evening school. Her parents are unhappy with her choice, but Ida is decided upon making it on her own in the big city. She finds a job as a secretary at a radio factory, but when her boss's son Erik Nielsen has a crush on Ida, he causes her to lose her job. While Erik is trying to convince his father of the future of television, he also succeeds in attracting Ida's attention. Meanwhile, Erik's lively sister Søs Nielsen is engaged to a man she doesn't love. When he tries to rape her one night, she is helped by Palle From who is a working class university student and lives next door to Ida. When Søs finds him to thank him an attraction builds between them. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden | Norway | Finland

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

4 January 2004 (Denmark) See more »

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Budget:

DKK 130,000,000 (estimated)
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(22 episodes)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The story involves the beginning of television in Denmark. Inspired by the advances in America and Great Britain, the first organized Danish television broadcast took place on 2 October 1951 after a few years of experiments. A popular radio exhibition in Copenhagen in August 1950 had helped introduce television to the Danish public. See more »

Goofs

Episode 1.7: When Frøken Jørgensen exits Aage Haslund's room she explains to Hr. Stoklund that Haslund works for 'Statsradiosofien'. The correct name is 'Statsradiofonien' - literally 'the State Radiophony'. Since Frøken Jørgensen is in a somewhat frisky mood at the time, it is not unlikely that the mistake was deliberate. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bag om Krøniken - en bebudet succes (2004) See more »

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The best Danish TV series ever!
15 June 2006 | by SteenKRSee all my reviews

Even though Denmark has won two consecutive Emmy's for best non American TV series Krøniken is a much better drama series. The family saga covering a period of +30 years of Danish modern history (1949-1970) is taking up politics family values and all the relevant moral and ethic issues of the time.

If you get the chance you should see this spellbinding piece of work.

One of the finest facets of Krøniken is its authenticity. Every detail is authentic and original and you really feel like being at the exact place at that exact time. Amazing.

Actress Anne Louise Hassing (Ida) got her national breakthrough playing next to Anders W. Bertelsen (Palle) who has already established his position as one of the most popular younger Danish actors after a series of sympathetic roles in films and TV-series. Next to them a lot of popular names appear in the series in minor roles.


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