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 ...  Ida Nørregaard 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Anders W. Berthelsen ...  Palle From 22 episodes, 2004-2007
...  Søs Nielsen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Waage Sandø ...  Kaj Holger Nielsen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
...  Karin Nielsen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Pernille Højmark ...  Karen Jensen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Dick Kaysø ...  Børge From 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...  Ingeniør Funder 20 episodes, 2004-2007
...  Frøken Toft 18 episodes, 2004-2007
Christian Mosbæk ...  Salgschef Kjeldsen 17 episodes, 2004-2007
Ken Vedsegaard ...  Erik Nielsen 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Michael Hasselflug ...  Personalechef Blomkvist 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Bodil Lassen ...  Vera 15 episodes, 2004-2007
Signe Skov ...  Emma 9 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Viggo Valentin 9 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Jens Otto Krag 9 episodes, 2004-2007
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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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DKK 130,000,000 (estimated)
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Technician Peter Hansen, who was among the people behind the development of Danish television, helped the filmmakers create an exact copy of the original studio facilities as they stood at Radiohuset, Copenhagen. See more »

Goofs

Episode 1.2: In this episode which takes place in its entirety in 1950, the two film titles Familien Schmidt and De røde heste are seen on the facade of a movie theatre. "De røde heste" was indeed released in January of 1950, but "Familien Schmidt" was not released until March of 1951. See more »

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

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Nauseatingly Political
29 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Why, why why?

The concept is great, the acting decent. Even the cinematography works. But the scriptwriting is so sickening that it the whole series deteriorates into a painful farce of both glorifying and gratifying tributes to the great achievements of the Danish Social Democrats and an almost obsessive description of the moral decadence, corruption and demise of the "upper" classes.

Had this production come out of North Korea, the DDR or even the Soviet Union, I could have lived with it. Had it been a 90 minute film, I could have forgiven the producers, but this is 22 torturous episodes of badly scripted, incredible and immature propaganda that is unlikely to have exceeded even Stalin's or Goebbels' quality bars.

My advice is fairly clear: Unless you are either very bored or very brainwashed, don't bother with it. Re-arranging your sock draw is more thrilling!

Danish Television and cinema can do and has done far better than this. Why did they ever produce Kroniken with such a cheesy message?


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