This multi-award-winning drama series is about the fight for political power – and about the personal sacrifices and consequences of this fight for those involved.


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Borgen / Government – I, II & III

Borgen / Government – I, II & III

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The central figure is the 40-year-old political leader Birgitte Nyborg, whose idealism and sheer hard work secures her party a landslide victory, thus presenting her the biggest challenge of her life: How most effectively to use the newly-won seats, and how far she is willing to go in order to gain as much influence as possible. Privately, Birgitte leads a happy family life with her husband and two children. She is a woman with blazing commitment, a big heart and little time. Can she be a successful, professional political leader and stay true to herself at the same time? The series has a large gallery of characters and addresses many different aspects from the political, the journalistic, and the private spheres. 

Washington PostThe best television show about politics ever’.

The New York TimesA bleaker, Nordic version of ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Borgen’ finds a remarkable amount of drama and suspense’.

The Financial TimesIt’s intriguing from the start, deftly paced and retain interest throughout’.

Director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen a.o.
Head Writer Adam Price (Ride Upon The Storm a.o.), Tobias Lindholm & Jeppe Gjervig Gram (Follow The Money)
Producer Camilla Hammerich
Produced by DR Drama
Cast Sidse Babett Knudsen (Westworld, Inferno), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Pitch Perfect, Greyzone)
Original Title Borgen
Duration 30 x 58 min.
Release 2010, 2011 and 2013