Friday, 25 June 2010

A Rainy Day Alternative

I have to admit I don't know much about Danish film.
I am familiar with the names of some of the bigger actresses, but don't really know much more. The only real production I can recall is from the late 1980's or early 1990's (I think) when the Danes made a big production called "Matador". It was a huuuuge success in Norway. The series is set in a small sleepy Danish village starting in the late 1920's (I think it goes on till the 1950s/60s). The story is about a village - the lives, love, happyness, arrogance, poverty, tradgedies of the inhabitants and the war. The British have of course always been very good at these period dramas. However, I particularly enjoyed this series as it is set in Denmark it portrays the Scandinavian equivalent of an 'upstairs/downstairs' drama showing how the changes in society also altered the lives and attitudes in these characters.
It really draws you in.

It brought back happy memories when I discovered the series when I was home in Norway a few weeks ago (actually I bought it on a trip over to Sweden - talk about Scandinavian integration!) and I treated myself to the first 6 episodes. The next 6 next might just be on the shopping list next time (I think there are 24 episodes all together). Yes, it comes with English/Norwegian/Swedish subtitles if your Danish is not too strong! 

A great alternative on a rainy day if you don't want to watch the football!


  1. Jeg er lei fotball jeg, heldigvis er ikke gubben så veldig hekta, han ser med et halvt øye. Men nå tror jeg jammen han har sovnet, hihi, kjeder seg når jeg sitter på pc`n. Selskapsyk han her. Her venter vi på sol og sommertempraturer. 1 uke igjen til ferie. Ha en super helg.

  2. Jeg tror ikke jeg engang har hørt om serien...
    Men takk for tips! Nå skal det googles :)

    Ønsker deg en fantastisk lørdag!

  3. Jeg husker den serien såå godt;) Veldig koselig serie;) Heldigvis er det ingen her i huset som er hekta på fotball- og vi har faktisk ikke tv heller- det har jeg ikke angret en dag på;) Vi ser jo litt på nettv da;) ønsker deg en fortsatt fin sommer!