Danish director Ole Bornedal - much loved in these parts for films such as Deliver Us From Evil
and The Substitute
- is sure to make a major splash across Europe with his current project, though he's moving from big screens to small to do so as the director of 1864
, a period set television series revolving around the Battle of Dybbøl which stands to be Denmark's most expensive television production ever.
"1864" was a fateful year for Denmark. The nation lost the Battle of
Dybbøl to the Prussians and, in turn, two thirds of its land and
population, 5,000 troops and a good measure of self-respect. The
ignominious defeat became a national trauma that can still make Danes
With a cast that includes Sidse Babett Knudsen, Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Jens Frederik
Sætter-Lassen, Nicolas Bro, Bent Mejding, Lars
Mikkelsen and Søren Pilmark, Zlatko Buric, Jakob Oftebro, Rainer
Bock, Barnaby Metschurat, Heikko Deutschmann,
Barbara Flynn and James Fox a whopping twenty six images from the show have recently been released. Check them in the gallery below.
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