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When Prussia and Austria declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.


Ole Bornedal




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Series cast summary:
Pilou Asbæk ...  Didrich 8 episodes, 2014
Sarah-Sofie Boussnina ...  Claudia Henriksen / ... 8 episodes, 2014
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ...  Severin 8 episodes, 2014
Marie Tourell Søderberg ...  Inge Juel 8 episodes, 2014
Jens Sætter-Lassen ...  Peter Jensen 7 episodes, 2014
Jakob Oftebro ...  Laust Jensen 7 episodes, 2014
Nicolas Bro ...  Ditlev Gothard Monrad / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Søren Pilmark ...  Oberst E. A. Lundbye / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Eva Josefíková ...  Sofia 7 episodes, 2014
Esben Dalgaard Andersen ...  Erasmus 7 episodes, 2014
Søren Malling ...  Johan / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Sidse Babett Knudsen ...  Johanne Louise Heiberg 6 episodes, 2014
Carl-Christian Riestra Carl-Christian Riestra ...  Einar 6 episodes, 2014
Rainer Bock ...  Otto von Bismarck 6 episodes, 2014
Heikko Deutschmann Heikko Deutschmann ...  Helmuth Johan von Moltke / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Peter Plaugborg Peter Plaugborg ...  Sergent Jespersen / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Johannes Lassen ...  Wilhelm Dinesen / ... 5 episodes, 2014
Rasmus Bjerg ...  Oberst Møller 5 episodes, 2014
Olaf Johannessen Olaf Johannessen ...  C. C. Hall 5 episodes, 2014
Barnaby Metschurat ...  Den Røde Prins 5 episodes, 2014
Peter Gilsfort Peter Gilsfort ...  Godsforvalter Juel / ... 5 episodes, 2014
Helle Fagralid ...  Ingrid Juel / ... 5 episodes, 2014
Ludwig Trepte ...  Heinz 5 episodes, 2014
Waage Sandø Waage Sandø ...  Baronen 4 episodes, 2014
Jens Christian Buskov Lund Jens Christian Buskov Lund ...  Alfred 4 episodes, 2014
Jens Jørn Spottag ...  Henrik Claude du Plat 4 episodes, 2014
Sarah Boberg ...  Karen / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Troels Malling Thaarup Troels Malling Thaarup ...  Ernst Schau / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Dieter Montag Dieter Montag ...  Kejser Wilhelm / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Roland Schreglmann ...  Ludwig 4 episodes, 2014
Claus Bue ...  Doktor Krøldrup 4 episodes, 2014
Zlatko Buric ...  Ignazio 4 episodes, 2014
Jordan Haj ...  Djargo 4 episodes, 2014
Louise Mieritz ...  Emilie Lütthans / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Anders Heinrichsen ...  Juul Jr. 4 episodes, 2014
Sylvester Byder Sylvester Byder ...  Laust, 12 år / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Henrik Prip Henrik Prip ...  Christian IX / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Karel Dobrý ...  August Karl von Goeben / ... 3 episodes, 2014
James Fox ...  Lord Palmerston 3 episodes, 2014
Adam Ild Rohweder ...  Viggo Monrad 3 episodes, 2014
Rainer Reiners ...  Gottfried Piefke 3 episodes, 2014
Jirí Lastovka Jirí Lastovka ...  Læge / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Paul Hüttel Paul Hüttel ...  Grandjean 3 episodes, 2014
Anssi Lindström ...  Henrik 3 episodes, 2014
Benjamin Holmstrøm Nielsen Benjamin Holmstrøm Nielsen ...  Peter Jensen / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Lars Mikkelsen ...  Thøger Jensen 2 episodes, 2014
Søren Sætter-Lassen ...  Christian de Meza 2 episodes, 2014
Fanny Bornedal ...  Inge Juel / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Peter Benedict Peter Benedict ...  Edwin von Manteuffel 2 episodes, 2014
Holger Perfort Holger Perfort ...  Methuselah 2 episodes, 2014
Peter Flyvholm Peter Flyvholm ...  Lægens assistent 2 episodes, 2014
Ida Dwinger Ida Dwinger ...  Claudias mor 2 episodes, 2014
Rowen Bridler Rowen Bridler ...  Johanna von Bismarck 2 episodes, 2014


The Danes are thrilled after the victory in the 1st Schleswig War. Danish politicians now dream of incorporating Schleswig into the Kingdom of Denmark, in defiance of the peace agreement. In a small community, the brothers Peter (Jens Sætter-Lassen) and Laust (Jakob Oftebro) grow up, and both fall in love with Inge (Marie Tourell Søderberg). When the Danish President of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Monrad (Nicolas Bro), claims that Schleswig must be incorporated to the Kingdom, everyone is aware that it is the start of 2nd Schleswig War. But only this time, the Danish troops are met by Otto von Bismarck's (Rainer Bock) Prussian and Austrian army. An army much bigger and stronger than the Danish. 150 years later the maladjusted teenage girl, Claudia (Sarah-Sofie Boussnina) is on the edge of a meltdown and is forced to be visit friend to the old Baron, Severin (Bent Mejding). Inges old dairy catches Claudias interest, and through Inges writings, Claudia experience thousands of young ... Written by Frederik B.

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Hjerter bløder i krig og kærlighed. (Hearts bleed in war and love)


Drama | Fantasy | History | War


TV-14 | See all certifications »

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This is the most expensive series in the history of Danish television. See more »

Alternate Versions

Feature version, at a reported 125 minutes, in limited release in Copenhagen in February 2016. See more »


Referenced in Spise med Price: Sønderjylland (2015) See more »

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Epic beautiful drama, great battle scenes and confusing side stories
1 December 2014 | by dahlqvist-174-595390See all my reviews

An epic drama about one of the most crucial events shaping modern Denmark (or rather cutting away 1/3 of the nation, Schleswig-Holstein, mainly German speaking). Fantastic sound, picture (remarkable use of different weather conditions) and epic, "beautyfull" (hmmm....can one say that?) very realistic battle scenes, the best ever made in European movies i believe. Thats the 5 of the 6 stars. Storyline and acting is confusing though. The overplay and "over"-telling the message "war is bad, all generals and politicians are nationalists / more or less cold at heart or even bordering to crazy, and all the soldiers are victims"..... This simply ruins the series. Nationalism and war is much more complex than that and Bornedal fails to tell this story....even though he had a whole candy box of opportunities. He could have chosen a Danish minority family in German Holstein or a German minority family in Danish majority area Schleswig. Or why not the Swedish connection (the "nationalist awakening" of being Scandinavian brothers happened in this century after Sweden, Norway and Denmark had fought each other for over 1000 years), so this brotherhood that now stands for the Scandinavian soul today almost made the Swedish king deploy 15000 troops to Denmark to fight Prussia in this war. Or why not a Polish family living in exile in Denmark. Poland (a Danish Neighbor)disappeared from the map (about 120 years) in 1795 after roughly 1000 years of existence, divided by the big powers of Europe. Denmark was also afraid of simply to disappear, one reason for this war in 1864. These stories could very well describe the complexity of nationalism: identity, fear, hope, pride, community, cultural tradition and identity, language etc. Nationalism is not only Adolf H. and other idiots. Bornedal choice as side stories then: A Roma (Gypsy) family (????) and a healing Harry Potter that can do Hypnosis and see into the future.....WHAT THE F....happened.....Some errors in the historical facts is OK (Colonel Max Müller was not at all at Dybbøl and so on)...and the main characters are fine.....but failing to grab some of the most obvious good side stories and replace them with irrelevant and clairvoyant crap is nothing more but a big time failure from Bornedal....sadly....loosing the obvious opportunity to depict the complexity and horror of war and national identity, instead making it halfway a 70-hippie "all politicians are bad" story. This is a big big shame..... therefore only max. 6 stars (could have been 10 with that fantastic and historically spot-on scenery). We lost the war and now also the series about it.....Lets hope the movie version will cut out the "noice" of this series.......and bring the epic beautiful drama it could be.....

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Release Date:

12 October 2014 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

1864 See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »


Box Office


DKK173,000,000 (estimated)
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(8 episodes) | (total run time)



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2.20 : 1
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