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Better Times 

Krøniken (original title)
Starting in 1949, the series follows four young Danes through 25 years of history and personal developments in a story about finding yourself in a world of changes.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Anne Louise Hassing Anne Louise Hassing ...  Ida Nørregaard 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ...  Palle From 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Maibritt Saerens ...  Søs Nielsen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Waage Sandø Waage Sandø ...  Kaj Holger Nielsen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Stina Ekblad ...  Karin Nielsen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Pernille Højmark Pernille Højmark ...  Karen Jensen 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Dick Kaysø Dick Kaysø ...  Børge From 22 episodes, 2004-2007
Peter Hesse Overgaard Peter Hesse Overgaard ...  Ingeniør Funder 20 episodes, 2004-2007
Anette Støvelbæk ...  Frøken Toft 18 episodes, 2004-2007
Christian Mosbæk Christian Mosbæk ...  Salgschef Kjeldsen 17 episodes, 2004-2007
Ken Vedsegaard Ken Vedsegaard ...  Erik Nielsen 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Michael Hasselflug Michael Hasselflug ...  Personalechef Blomkvist 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Bodil Lassen Bodil Lassen ...  Vera 15 episodes, 2004-2007
Signe Skov Signe Skov ...  Emma 9 episodes, 2005-2007
Peter Gantzler ...  Viggo Valentin 9 episodes, 2004-2006
Lars Mikkelsen ...  Jens Otto Krag 9 episodes, 2004-2007
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Storyline

In 1949, the young Ida Nørregaard travels from Jutland to Copenhagen to enroll in a home economics school and an evening school programme. When she is told that she can't do both, she chooses the evening school. Her parents are unhappy with her choice, but Ida is decided upon making it on her own in the big city. She finds a job as a secretary at a radio factory, but when her boss's son Erik Nielsen has a crush on Ida, he causes her to lose her job. While Erik is trying to convince his father of the future of television, he also succeeds in attracting Ida's attention. Meanwhile, Erik's lively sister Søs Nielsen is engaged to a man she doesn't love. When he tries to rape her one night, she is helped by Palle From who is a working class university student and lives next door to Ida. When Søs finds him to thank him an attraction builds between them. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Denmark | Sweden | Norway | Finland

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

4 January 2004 (Denmark) See more »

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Better Times See more »

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DKK 130,000,000 (estimated)
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(22 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Technician Peter Hansen, who was among the people behind the development of Danish television, helped the filmmakers create an exact copy of the original studio facilities as they stood at Radiohuset, Copenhagen. See more »

Goofs

Episode 1.2: In this episode which takes place in its entirety in 1950, the two film titles Familien Schmidt and The Red Horses are seen on the facade of a movie theatre. "De røde heste" was indeed released in January of 1950, but "Familien Schmidt" was not released until March of 1951. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bag om Krøniken - en bebudet succes (2004) See more »

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Some of the best TV in the world
14 November 2006 | by kkennett-1See all my reviews

I have seen three of the 2005-2006 series while in Denmark. They are just fantastic! Even though my understanding of rapidly spoken Danish is still "under construction" to some degree, the human emotions, the attention to period details in both costumes and set design, and a top shelf script, make the series a delight even to "udlændinge". I would encourage anyone enjoying great dialog, wonderful acting, and terrific script writing, to try to catch this series. Some of Denmark's best actors are in this series, so fans of Danish film will recognize at least some of the principals. If you have been put off by the spare style of the "Dogme" school of film making, this is much more traditional in its "look".


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