1864: Denmark’s War is that gorgeous romantic war epic SBS On Demand snapped up from the Danes. Based on the real Schleswig Wars that shaped modern Denmark, this riveting big-budget production forces us to grow emotionally attached to each of its lead characters.
Instead of hitting the State Library of NSW to read up more on Danish history, we decided instead to pretend these wonderful characters had access to Instagram.
The Baron – the war-happy father of the war hero
Didrich, the popular war hero
The Jensen brothers – two-thirds of our trio of protagonists
Bishop Ditlev Monrad, the stressed-out leader of the National Liberal Party, who is pushed further and further towards nationalistic ideology
Inge Juel, our narrator and the third prong in our trio of protagonists
One more from Ditlev to take us out…
The entire series of 1864: Denmark’s War is available on SBS On Demand.
Watch the first episode right here: