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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 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
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 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
Jens Jørn Spottag ...  Henrik Claude du Plat 3 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 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


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Denmark | Norway | Sweden | Germany


Danish | German | English | Czech

Release Date:

12 October 2014 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

1864 See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »


Box Office


DKK 173,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


(8 episodes) | (total run time)



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 Gintberg på kanten: DR (2015) See more »

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Very impressive series - but not knowing the history clearly helps
8 June 2015 | by johnbirch-2See all my reviews

It is fascinating, and maybe instructive, to see how non- Scandinavian/Danish reviewers tend to give this series several stars more those for whom the series was made.

For a non-Dane who had never heard about this... well, let's be honest, footnote in European history, I found it very brilliant. Not for me concerns about historical accuracy or whether this general was actually where he was shown to be. Like I care, to be honest. What I got was a multi-pronged love story, some political intrigue, villains who were as black as they dressed, and - as others have said - battle scenes are quite simply some of the best I have ever seen. Breathtaking, terrifying, stunning.

Yet again Denmark is made to look ravishing by the Danish production team. I mean, wow, is this an amazing looking country or what? My list of "places to visit in Denmark" grew with every episode.

However it was at times confusing and on several occasions I was running for a map - and come to that the Wikipedia pages about the war - just to try to work on what the heck was going on. And it has to be said that the villains really were over the top villains (though maybe the Prime Minister really was this barking?). And at times I mistook Danes for Germans, because both were subtitled identically (and Danish and German sound quite alike). And it was not quite sure that the framing with the modern day pair really worked - it was just too predictable and unoriginal and really no needed. So this was not perfect, but its was still very good.

And it was great to see most of the cast of "Borgen" turn up again, slightly more odd to see at least one of the main locations turn up too - but I guess they only have so many places they can use.

Overall - another hit from Danish TV. How do they do it?

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