Borgen

Series | Danish with English subtitles | 3 seasons (30 episodes). Each episode is 58 minutes

 

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Birgitte Nyborg is the leader of a minority political party in Denmark. In a closely fought general election, and against all odds, she becomes Prime Minister. She now must be adept in handling difficult political negotiations, setting up alliances, and even compromising some of her principles. Weaving in and out of her political circle are Katrine Fonsmark, a TV news anchor, Kasper Juul, her communications chief, Torben Friis, an news editor, and Phillip Christensen, Birgitte’s husband. Birgitte encounters a few reversals: losing her position, divorcing her husband, and re-entering the business world. But she is determined to become politically active again as she forms an opposing party, the New Democrats. 

Cast
Yalitza Aparicio (Cleo) / Marina de Tavira (Sofia) / Fernando Grediaga (Antonio)
Why Stream This Film?
 It’s rare that such a worthy film, still running in theaters and nominated for 10 Oscars, is also available for streaming.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 100%
  • Metacritic Score: 91
Accolades
  • 75th Venice Film Festival, Winner, Golden Lion
  • Ten Academy Award Nominations. Winner: Best Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón), Best Cinematographer (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Festivals: Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York
  • Best Film of 2018: Time Magazine and The New York Film Critics Circle

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We know you have a lot of TV options out there so we hate to add even more to your plate. But, BORGEN,  one of the greatest TV series of the past decade, has become accessible in the U.S. A perfect binge-watchable show.
Joanna Robinson

Vanity Fair

It is painful for me to report that determining  THE BEST POLITICAL SHOW  no longer hails from Hollywood. It comes, instead, from Copenhagen, and it’s called BORGEN.
Andrew Romano

Newsweek

Stop what you’re doing and go watch BORGEN. The great Danish political drama is finally available legally in America. So what are you waiting for?
Willa Paskin

Salon.com

BORGEN is one of the great ones!
John Doyle

The Globe and Mail, U.K.

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