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Borgen: Season 3 [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Pilou Asbæk
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Danish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Arrow Films
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Dec 2013
  • Run Time: 583.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EZ0DXIC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,844 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Can you attain power and still be yourself?

Over two years have passed and Birgitte Nyborg is no longer the Prime Minister of Denmark. Disillusioned with the way her old party is heading she decides to try to make a comeback by publicly challenging the incumbent Party Chairman. Failing narrowly in this attempt, Birgitte assesses her options and concludes that her only way back into politics is to start again and found a new political party. Forging an unlikely alliance with journalist, Katrine Fønsmark, who becomes her new media adviser and spokesman, the third season of BORGEN follows the journey of Nyborg and her new party towards a taking a fresh shot at parliament and fighting her way back to power back to Borgen .


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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
SKIP THIS REVIEW IF YOU HAVE NOT YET WATCHED SERIES 2

2 ½ years have passed since Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) called an election in episode 20 of series 2. And we meet a very different woman - she has left politics and is now a well-paid keynote speaker as well as a board member of a number of businesses.

Katrine Fønsmark (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) is still a reporter and currently TV1's most popular presenter. She and Kasper Juul (Pilou Asbæk) have a little boy, Gustav. Kasper owns a communications agency and co-presents "Juul and Friis" on TV1 where he and TV1's political editor Torben Friis (Søren Malling) analyse and comment on the political situation in Denmark.

Although Birgitte has a good life, she can't help but miss politics and she still feels that she has something to give in that respect, so soon she starts working on getting back in - her way - and with some surprising helpers along the way.

This 3rd series is definitely my favourite and I thought it would be difficult to beat the second one! But there are so many sides to the story and so many interesting characters that the 10 episodes fly by and I was left with a sense of loss after the last episode - but also satisfied as I felt that once again the acting, storytelling, facts and fiction all blended in together beautifully and I guess sometimes you have to stop on a high, which I felt they did. I watched this online on DR's website, so I cannot comment on the DVD extras, but the series alone is well worth buying!
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57 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Mikey TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Sep 2013
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This is the third and final set of episodes featuring the Prime Minister that we wish we had ourselves, Birgitte Nyborg, played by the wonderful Sidse Babett Knudsen. When we last saw Birgitte, she called an election. Where we find her now is two and a half years later and there have been numerous changes at Christiansborg Palace, particularly with a new leader for the Moderate Party.
Most of the familiar faces from series 1 and 2 are back along with some new faces. Popular Michael Birkkjær returns as Philip Christensen along with Pilou Asbæk as political analyst Kasper Juul in a lesser role than previously. Søren Malling is back as Torben Friis at TV1 but with a new boss. Fans of The Killing will be delighted to see Marie Askehave and Lars Mikkelsen (Rie and Troels from series 1) pop up during the series, and even on screen together!
But the start of the show has moved on from the election and is setting on a new project with the help of Katrine Fønsgard (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen). We also meet a new cast member - a UK actor who shares his scenes with Sidse. Don't expect much Danish to be heard in their scenes together.
The series was screened in Denmark on DR1 (equivalent of BBC1) from New Year's Day 2013 and then most Sundays at 8pm beating all other programmes in ratings on most weeks. Only when Denmark had an important handball game on the other side happening simultaneously to Borgen's screening did Borgen lose ground. This then caused DR to delay the screening of the next episode by a week as handball was now in Borgen's slot on DR1.
For anyone who enjoys something other than the usual UK/US material, Borgen is a joy to watch. As Sidse herself said in a recent interview, shows from Denmark can be considered as "exotic" as they are a change from the norm.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William Clifford on 22 July 2014
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I just can't work out how the script writers keep coming up with such excellent plot lines! Side plots: Juuls loses his hair and Torben's life heats up some. The appearance of Sidse's new man comes is a surprise - for us Brits - and that's all you get to hear from me.

Another excellent series!
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If you struggle with understanding politics, but like a well-made drama, go for it. The writers give sufficient importance to the ideas and problems that face a modern, democratic state but through the medium of mostly likeable but flawed human beings. It is an excellent antidote to the cynicism we Brits have indulged in since the Parliamentary expenses scandals because it reminds us that we are governed by human beings pretty much like ourselves and we largely get what we deserve from them for that reason.
I think it also deals beautifully with the strain this work places on relationships. That price includes losing a partner that I think most viewers will agree is as good as most of us get. Watch this and see if you still think Russell Brand's "critique" of politics is more than fluff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Blackadder on 31 Dec 2013
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The third and final series of 'Borgen' brings to an end three years of high quality Scandinavian drama, headed by Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg, the Danish Primer Minister defeated in the polls (between season 2 and 3). Now, after a time, disillusioned by the direction her party is taking, forms a new party of her own to combat the established ones. She is also distracted by a life-threatening illness which affects her judgement in key issues.

This final series, as good as it is, is not up to the high level set by the first two seasons for a few reasons. I think we enjoyed seeing Birgitte as Prime Minister, solving international problems, rather than starting afresh. The reduction in roles for Birgitte's former spin doctor Kasper Juul and her friend Bent left some gaps. Kasper should have had a much bigger part in this story. Katrine Fonsmark ably is promoted to the Kaspar role; the former TV1 presenter, playerd by Birgitte Hjort Sorensen is excellent. Soren Malling has a greater role also as the tv news editor, competing with the new manager on policy and a fellow employee whom he is having an affair.

It would have been good if the Blu-Ray had included some sort of documentary about the making of the series, or an interview with the stars. Just putting the ten episodes with no extras is not really enough nowadays. For this reason, I only give it four stars, though in all, it is a five star series.

All in all, a highly memorable series, which I shall look forward to returning to.

Lastly, can anyone explain why the Blu-Ray version of this costs £7 less than the DVD one?
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