After its four-week, eight episode run on BBC Four, 1864 sadly came to an end this weekend as we saw its main characters come to a rather shocking climax.
The epic Danish series recounts the controversial year of the Second Schleswig War that saw Denmark desolately outnumbered against Germany resulting in an overwhelming cost. The series took a close look at the relationship between two brothers who unite to face the battle of their lives and the deadliest war in Danish history.
1864 is directed by praised filmmaker Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch, 1994) and produced by Danmarks Radio (DR): the team behind The Killing, The Legacy and The Killing. The series stars Borgen’s Sidse Babett Knudsen and Pilou Asbæk, The Killing stars Søren Malling and Lars Mikkelsen and talented young actors Marie Tourell Søderberg, Jens Sætter-Lassen, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina and Jakob Oftebro.
The four young actors discussed their roles in the praised series at the Nordicana: Nordic Noir & Beyond Live festival over the weekend. Upon reviewing their roles in the Nordic Noir genre, Oftebro explained how it has been “a wonderful experience. We worked hard to make this series and we have been through quite a lot.” Read more here