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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.

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Ole Bornedal
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Cast

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 ...  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
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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
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Søren Sætter-Lassen ...  Christian de Meza 2 episodes, 2014
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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Hjerter bløder i krig og kærlighed. (Hearts bleed in war and love)

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | History | War

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Denmark | Norway | Sweden | Germany

Language:

Danish | German | English | Czech

Release Date:

12 October 2014 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

1864 See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Budget:

DKK173,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(8 episodes) | (total run time)

Color:

Color

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

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Overlong and uninformative
22 June 2015 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

In 1864, Denmark launched what seems in retrospect an inexplicable war of national expansion. It ended in ignominious defeat at the hands of Bismark's Prussian army. '1864' attempts to tell the story of this war, and is both a personal tale centred on a number of its protagonists, and perhaps also, a story of the eventual birth of the Denmark we know today, the peaceful modern social democracy that eventually superseded the nationalist pretensions of the 19th century. There's been a lot of Danish drama released internationally in recent years, but it's a small country, and fans of other Danish series will recognise a huge proportion of the cast in this one. But sadly, '1864' does not live up to the standards of 'The Killing' or 'Borgen'. It's slow, ponderous, repetitive, obvious and the attempt to wrap up the 19th century story in a contemporary wrapping further reduces the immediacy of the drama. The budget for battle scenes, meanwhile, seems to have been spent entirely in episode 7, which is impressive in itself, but the rest of the episodes speak of war without actually showing it very much. And we never really understand just how the Danish politicians thought that the war could actually be won. Outside of Denmark, the war of 1864 is a little known quirk of European history; I'd be interested to know more, but in spite of its 8 hour duration, I finished this drama still frustratingly uninformed.


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