1864 Prompts Call For Broadcaster To Employ Historians

Jyllands Posten reports that the Danish People's Party has called for Danish broadcaster DR to employ historians for feedback and advice when producing historical dramas. They claim that this will avoid politicising interpretations of the past, which 1864 has been widely accused of. "Decent artists empathise with the period and its terms. You do not read anything into a project to attack others, as history and art should be without prejudice... Therefore, I believe that in the future history consultants should

1864 Movie Snubbed By Danish Cinemas

Ole Bornedal's movie version of 1864, the most expensive drama ever made for Danish television at a cost of $30.7m, will not premiere in Danish cinemas. Biografklub Denmark, among others, have said no to the movie, and the distributor SF Film does not believe that there is a big enough audience to warrant a cinematic release. SF Film had previously estimated that there was a potential audience of 200,000 for the movie. However, Sune Lind Thomsen from SF Film now says

Rising Stars As Sprogø Girls In Department Q Finale

Clara Rosager (En-To-Tre-Nu!) and Fanny Bornedal (1864) will join the final Zentropa produced Department Q film, The Purity Of Vengeance (Journal 64), as Sprogø girls Rita and Nete when filming begins on the island in January. The story begins with a group of construction workers who make a terrifying discovery in an old Copenhagen apartment: behind a fake wall they find three mummified corpses sitting around a dinner table with one open seat. Detective Carl Mørck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Assad (Fares

Historian Tom Buk-Swienty Moves Into TV Production

Danish historian and author Tom Buk-Swienty has joined forces with producer Klaus Birch from B-Film to form Saxofilm, which will specialise in historical film and TV productions. Tom Buk-Swienty, best known for his books about the 1864 Second Schleswig War, will primarily serve as historian for the new company, providing ideas for Klaus Birch to translate into TV. Klaus Birch said in a statement: "Danes like history. When my own children push me in front of the TV to watch The History

Netflix Announces First Scandinavian Original The Rain

Netflix has announced its first original Scandinavian series, The Rain, to be produced by Miso Film who are behind such hits as 1864, Dicte, and Acquitted. The Rain is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear) and Christian Potalivo (Dicte), and is set in a post apocalyptic Copenhagen ten years after a biological catastrophe has wiped out most of Scandinavia's population. Two young siblings embark on a search for safety. Guided only by their father's notebook about