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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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 »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

DKK 130,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(22 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Each episode cost about 5,500,000 Danish kroner (approx. 990,000 USD / 740,000 EUR / 500,000 GBP) to produce. 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

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

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On the contrary
18 January 2005 | by K-HjorthSee all my reviews

I totally disagree with the other comment written to this show. I find the series fascinating each time I watch an episode (and I've seen all 11 so far). It nicely displays historic events, it characterizes the typical Danish families and lives through the 50s and 60s and it's well produced and not filled with unnecessary dialogs, action and effects.

At first I thought the actors and actresses said their lines in an unnatural way, but I got used to it very far, and actually I now believe that the way they talk in the series is the way people spoke at that time - i.e. rather formal.

I sure will continue following Ida, Palle, Erik, Søs, Børge, Emma, Kaj-Holger and all the other characters as long as the show is running - and I'm waiting with excitement to see how they will manage using the same actors throughout what's supposed to be 25 years (well okay - except the children of course).


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