Danish director Ole Bornedal it’s moving from big screens to television, but with a very ambitious project: Denmark’s most expensive television production ever. The name is 1864, an historical war TV series revolving around the Battle of Dybbøl, a national drama for the whole Denmark, as declared to the press by Bornedal:
“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 feel small”.
The first images which you can see below (click for Fullscreen) are really promising in terms of quality of sets, costumes and historical accuracy.
For the whole 26 pic gallery of the series 1864 we redirect to, and thanks, twitchfilm.
1864 will be out in 2014.