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Air weekdate: Sunday
Genre: Drama
Channel: DR1
Status: Ended
8.6 (21 votes)
Sidse Babett Knudsen Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg Christensen
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Katrine Fønsmark
Emil Poulsen Emil Poulsen as Magnus Christensen
Freja Riemann Freja Riemann as Laura Christensen
Johan Philip Asbæk Johan Philip Asbæk as Kasper Juul
Mikael Birkkjær Mikael Birkkjær as Philip Christensen
Søren Malling Søren Malling as Torben Friis

Borgen (The Government) is a drama series about the fight for political power – and about the personal sacrifices and consequences this has for those involved on and behind the political stage The central figure is the 40-year old political leader Birgitte Nyborg, who through her idealism and huge effort secures her party a landslide victory and thus faces 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 a burning commitment, a big heart and little time. Will she be able to be a successful and professional top politician and stay true to herself at the same time?

Borgen season 1

Borgen season 1 poster

Borgen is a Danish political thriller from the producers of popular tv show “Murder” (Forbrydelsen). Moderate Party leader Birgitte Nyborg becomes the first woman Prime Minister of Denmark. During the campaign, she stunned her adviser and political consultant Casper Yule because Birgitte refused to publish dirt materials on the prime minister, she dressed wrong clothes on TV debates, completely departed from the prepared speech … and won!

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Borgen season 2

Borgen season 2 poster

Politics is a dirty business, and it’s hard to disagree. Everyone knows that big business is hidden from ordinary people through political parties and leaders of social movements. The series Borgen perfectly shows what’s really going on in government and how the things are doing there. Storyline discloses how the political struggle happens, what consequences it is accompanied. The key characters of the television series is Birgitte Nyborg, which is the leader of one of the parties. Despite the fact that she won the election her real problems with only a start.

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