We are living for the future, not the past, even if the past is the sheer definition of what we are and why.
Ole Bornedal, Writer & Director
Denmark is enthused following the victories over the Prussians in the war 1848-51 and is now scheming to annex Schleswig into the Danish Kingdom. Inflamed with nationalism, the leader of the Danish parliament Monrad neglects all European treaties and throws the country into war with Prussia.
At the same time, the two peasant brothers, Laust and Peter grow up and fall in love with the well-read and beautiful Inge. But when the war errupts, Peter and Laust volunteer for the army.
Meanwhile in 2014, the young maladjusted and depressed Claudia, who lost her brother in the war in Afghanistan, is forced to work as an aide for the 100-year-old Baron near the place where Peter and Laust grew up.
Claudia finds Inge’s diary and through the personal story of the eccentric Baron, she becomes an eyewitness to history and the extraordinary love story of Peter, Laust and Inge, and how the brothers – along with thousands of Danish soldiers – fought some of the bloodiest battles in European history.
Writer Ole Bornedal
Director Ole Bornedal
Main cast Jens Sætter-Lassen, Jakob Oftebro, Marie Tourell Søderberg, Pilou Asbæk, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Bent Mejding, Nicolas Bro, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Søren Malling, Johannes Lassen
Producers Peter Bose & Jonas Allen
Format Series (one season)
Genre Epic Drama
Original Title 1864
Original Language Danish
Produced by Miso Film Denmark
International Sales SF International