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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cecilie Stenspil ...  Jasmina El-Murad 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Søren Vejby Søren Vejby ...  Rasmus Poulsen 20 episodes, 2009-2010
André Babikian André Babikian ...  Jonas Goldschmidt 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Thomas W. Gabrielsson ...  Leon Hartvig Jensen 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Ditte Gråbøl Ditte Gråbøl ...  Diana Pedersen 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Rasmus Bjerg ...  'Lille Kurt' Birk / ... 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Ellen Hillingsø ...  Benedikte 'Tønne' Tønnesen 20 episodes, 2009-2010
Tommy Kenter Tommy Kenter ...  Jørgen Boas 19 episodes, 2009-2010
Michael Sand Michael Sand ...  Store Kurt 19 episodes, 2009-2010
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ...  Trikker 19 episodes, 2009-2010
Kim Jansson Kim Jansson ...  Fjordby / ... 19 episodes, 2009-2010
Anne Birgitte Lind Anne Birgitte Lind ...  Claudia 10 episodes, 2009-2010
Kate Kjølbye Kate Kjølbye ...  Aisha / ... 9 episodes, 2009-2010
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The Danish national police branch PET is in charge of personal protection, mainly of politicians and royal family. That also involves preventive work concerning terrorism, stalking etcetera. Meanwhile several team members must keep op top of personal concerns, such as ethnic background-related concerns and relational troubles at home. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

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Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

1 January 2009 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Biuro ochrony See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Danmarks Radio (DR) See more »
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1.78 : 1
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The character Katharina keeps having her name spelled with an H. Hailing from a Slavic country this is impossible as no Slavic language spells it with an H (Slavic languages do not have silent letters). Therefore, the proper spelling should be "Katarina". See more »

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Sluggish start, but soon in full sail
1 April 2014 | by Bene CumbSee all my reviews

In recent years, I have been in the wavelength of Scandinavian crime films and series, particularly Danish and Swedish, but Livsvagterne had somehow slipped my mind. Forbrydelsen, Borgen and Bro/Broen, for example, have obtained more fame and media coverage. But, a for now, I have seen both seasons and I am happy I did, as it is a strong and intense creation where both human values and world politics have decent place within.

True, the first story focusing on new employees' preparation courses and indecisive Minister of Defence was just above average, but the next events and angles were as sophisticated as in other great Danish series: versatile characters, distinctive acting, multilevel plot, events n different countries, realistic approaches on difficult topics such as different religions/genders/ages, etc. Some solutions were predictable, but - nevertheless - it was pleasant and catchy to follow the persons and events leading to them.

Unlike other series, the one in question has less actors known internationally, no Mikkelsens or Coaster-Waldau or Nielsen, but this apparently due to the physique, age and skills required for a bodyguard (I recognised Thomas W. Gabrielsson and Ellen Hillingsø only in senior roles). Luckily, its quality and originality have been awarded: Livvagterne won an International Emmy Award from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for best non-American television drama series in 2009. But still, I think, it should deserve more attention here in Europe, and could attract female audience as well, regardless of the main topic.


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