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The Legacy 

Arvingerne (original title)
The death of a matriarch brings forgotten secrets out into the open and causes a prolonged battle for the family inheritance.

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Series cast summary:
...  Gro Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Signe Larsen 26 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Frederik Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Emil Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Lene Maria Christensen ...  Solveig Riis Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Robert Eliassen 26 episodes, 2014-2017
...  John Larsen 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Kirsten Lehfeldt ...  Lone Ramsbøll 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Victor Stoltenberg Nielsen ...  Villads Grønnegaard 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Karla Løkke ...  Hannah Grønnegaard 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Annette Katzmann ...  Lise Larsen 22 episodes, 2014-2017
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...  Kim 19 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Thomas Konrad 17 episodes, 2014-2015
Mikkel Arndt ...  Aksel 15 episodes, 2015-2017
Josephine Raahauge ...  René 13 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Andreas Baggesen 11 episodes, 2014-2015
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The Legacy is a modern family portrait. A description of the '68 generation and their children. A narrative about the sharp traces and consequences left by an intense time of upheaval upon modern family life - whether it takes place in a seemingly liberated and progressive artist's home or in a more traditional community-oriented, provincial and handball-minded environment. The serial plays out at the legendary manor Grønnegaard, southern Funen, where the internationally renowned artist Veronika Grønnegaard has lived an eccentric and colorful life since the wild sixties. The serial follows Veronika's four adult children whose free and chaotic childhood at Grønnegaard has left its mark on them in very different ways. They live scattered to the four winds until Veronika dies and they gather to wind up the estate. Just before she dies, Veronika leaves the manor to her daughter Signe, who was given up for adoption. Signe lives with her partner in a quiet residential area in the local town... Written by The Legacy, DR

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After the success of the first season, a second season of seven more episodes started broadcast on Danish television on 1 January 2015. See more »

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Referenced in Gintberg på kanten: DR (2015) See more »

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Brilliant acting, fabulous photography, good story
2 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Well there you have it: television as it should be. You do not see such apparently effortless perfection very often. Please do not wait for US remakes, treat yourself to the original! Very often, lead characters are well played, and you see some mediocre work here and there in the background. What strikes me with Arvingerne is that there is not a single instant where I can recall a glitch or less convincing acting. It is miraculous; where do children for example learn to act like that? The plot is a real actors' challenge, normal people turning into devils when a large inheritance seems to be coming their way, and back again into loving, good people when things settle down for a moment. Very often parties with loud music and dancing are hard to film, it is difficult to get a large cast of supporting actors to look like they are having fun. No problem for the Arvingerne crew! A special mention for Carsten Bjørnlund, playing the complex character of Frederik Grønnegaard. A very impressive performance indeed. There was for example one love scene where the point was that love at that juncture was awkward. I don't know how an actor is supposed to get that across, but he did, very movingly.


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