Kruse's outburst in the pre-election debate proves fatal to the Moderates and the New Democrats pick up more than double the predicted seats. Suddenly, Birgitte is being courted by both the left and ...
When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
When a body is found in the water near a wind farm, detective Mads is charged with investigating what seems to be an accident. The victim worked at Energreen, one of the most successful ... See full summary »
Although a fan of the show, Denmark's real female Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, claimed "I've made a point of not watching Sidse Babett Knudsen too closely just to make sure I'm not too influenced by her. If anything, it sometimes feels more as if life is imitating art." See more »
When subtitled e.g. in news clips Lars Brygmann's character's name is sometimes spelled "Troels Höxenhaven" and sometimes "Troels Høxenhaven". The letter "ö" does not exist in the Danisch alphabet. It should be "ø" in general. See more »
Begivenheder og personer i BORGEN er fiktive - men inspireret af virkeligheden. Serien refererer desuden til historiske personer og hændelser i dansk politik før 1982. = Events and people in BORGEN are fictional - but inspired by reality. The series also refers to historical people and events in Danish politics before 1982. See more »
The international success of Danish political-crime thriller 'The Killing' perhaps played a major part in the UK screening of 'Borgen', a drama set entirely within the Danish parliament. And the two shows have something in common, in their relatively unhysterical portrayal of political life (and for U.K. viewers, an intriguing insight into how a political system might evolve when locked in a state of permanent minority or coalition government). I loved the wheeling and dealing in both series, but (aside from the lack of a killing alongside the politics in 'Borgen') there are differences. In short, Borgen, with its fantasy liberal prime minister, beautiful people, and stories wrapped up in self-contained episodes, is just a little bit slicker than 'The Killing' was; and I don't mean that as a compliment. But this is comparing it to a very high standard. There's still some good acting, some clever scripting, and a subtle portrayal of the increasing loneliness of life at the top: you can imagine that this is the way that government really is run (although perhaps the programme also tells us something about how the Danes would like to perceive themselves: 'The Thick of It' could not have been more different but also rang true, and I can't believe that Danish government is so utterly different from that in the UK). It's still riveting entertainment; and moreover, seems to have anticipated the actual outcome of the recent Danish election.
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