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A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

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Borgen: A Near-Arctic State  Season 4, Episode 5

The Chinese delegation is making plans for oil extraction directly with the Greenlanders. Birgitte Nyborg's change of attitude has left her without many political friends, and she is now also called to a meeting with the US Secretary of State, who demands that Nyborg intervene against China's actions in Greenland. Rumors about Katrine Fønsmark's leadership style are starting to swirl in the media, and she makes a drastic decision to stop it. [IMDB] [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Jun 24 at 4:55 AM - 0 comments

Borgen: The Minister Doesn’t Wish to Comment  Season 4, Episode 4

In the negotiations with Greenland regarding the distribution of oil revenues, Asger Holm Kirkegaard must play Birgitte Nyborg on the field, but the meeting far from goes as planned. Fønsmark has found decisive evidence that Nyborg lied to the Foreign Policy Committee, and is trying with all her might to hold Nyborg responsible for her breach of the Ministerial Accountability Act. In her eagerness to achieve her journalistic goal, Fønsmark creates conflicts internally on TV1. [IMDB] [more inside]
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Borgen: Inuit Nunaat: Land of the People  Season 4, Episode 3

After her statements in the Foreign Policy Committee, Birgitte Nyborg is threatened by a vote of no confidence, and when one of the Greenlandic members of parliament goes against her, the government's majority begins to crumble. Nyborg now has two options: Either she must resign and stand by her ideals. Or she and the government must change policies and suddenly advocate for the exploitation of oil. Moreover, she discovers that her son Magnus has suddenly become an additional political burden for her. [IMDB] [more inside]
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Borgen: Pest eller kolera  Season 4, Episode 2

Birgitte Nyborg receives crucial information about the Russian owners of the company which drills for oil in Greenland. Asger Holm Kirkegaard, who is now on Greenlandic soil, tries to help his minister at the same time as he tries to keep Hans Eliassen in check. Nyborg is called in front of the Foreign Policy Committee, and to help a close ally, Nyborg decides to use a daring tactic, which, however, turns out to have greater consequences than she had imagined. [IMDB] [more inside]
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Borgen: The Future is Female  Season 4, Episode 1

Birgitte Nyborg is taking on a new role as Denmark's foreign minister while Katrine Fønsmark returns to journalism, landing a managing post at her former TV workplace. [IMDB] [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Jun 24 at 4:23 AM - 3 comments

Borgen: Full Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

A shocking turn of events thrusts relatively unknown Moderate Party leader Birgitte Nyborg Christensen into the political spotlight in Denmark, culminating in her seating as the country’s first female Prime Minister - with all the personal and political complications such a situation brings. [more inside]
posted by angeline on Sep 23, 2020 at 10:24 AM - 8 comments