3 seasons, 30 X 50 MIN.

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.

Average share: 48,64 %

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