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Borgen: Season 3 [DVD]

Sidse Babett Knudsen , Birgitte Hjort Sørensen    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Pilou Asbæk
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Danish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • 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 (78 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EZ0DXL4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 516 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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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Danish ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: 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. ...The Government (Season 3) - 3-DVD Set ( Borgen ) ( The Fortress - Season Three )

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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Birgitte is back for the 3rd and final series 12 Nov 2013
By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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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56 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Final series to conclude the Borgen story 28 Sep 2013
By Mikey TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Final Series, Could Have Been Perfect 31 Dec 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winning Series from Denmark 2 Jun 2014
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It seems to me to be a Danish version of the unforgettable American series "The West Wing."
Nothing will compare to the American program or the saintly President Jed Bartlett. However, Sidse Babett Knudsen plays a not-very-flawed Danish Prime Minister who rises from lowly beginnings. This series brings a European (EEC) flavour to the screen and continues our current love affair with Scandinavian TV programs. The necessary sub-titles do not detract from the viewing experience.
The incidents are taken from real-life situations. Danish politics seems to be a lot more civilized than the American, British or Australian variety. If this is true I think Denmark would be a comfortable place to live despite the fact that it is a minor European nation. I believe some people found Series 3 to be below par. I thought them all eminently watchable. I agree that three series were sufficient. If you like behind-the-scenes political shenanigans with sensible situations but without the cut-throat attitudes then this series is for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the series
I really enjoyed the series, although I did not think it was quite up to the standard of the first 2 series. Nevertheless, it was very well acted and enjoyable.
Published 4 days ago by Me H. Sylvia
5.0 out of 5 stars ... how the script writers keep coming up with such excellent plot...
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. Read more
Published 8 days ago by William Clifford
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent programme hope they will do another series
Published 20 days ago by mikemike553
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
we are loving it - we enjoyed the previous series too.
Published 24 days ago by jennifer macdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
Both interesting in the plot and the way it is filmed.

Very solid serial dramas, especially if you are found of real politik.
Published 2 months ago by Falou
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!
I am now re-watching this for the second time... I love it so much. Gritty but never gruesome. Thrilling and challenging - I will never settle for junk TV again. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ruth
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting end to a superb series
All three of these have been brilliant, and I am not a fan of politics. A clever script, some surprises, and an insight into politics in a different country have created a high... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. J. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Political drama
This is a fitting finale to Borgen. The acting is superb and the Copenhagen backdrop as ever brilliant. Highly recommended and a must see if you have followed series 1 and 2.
Published 2 months ago by diana simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars Adult TV
A satisfying and happy end to three series depicting the political ups and downs of a political party in Denmark. Read more
Published 3 months ago by spotty
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this series, sorry it ended
Loved the series, sorry it ended. Wished it had gone longer and played out a little more definitively and less predictably.
Published 3 months ago by K. Gill
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