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International cast joins Bornedal's 1864 shoot in Prague

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- Miso Film and Danish pubcaster DR's €23 million feature and eight-part television series will film till October to be ready for delivery in December 2014

International cast joins Bornedal's 1864 shoot in Prague

UK actors Barbara Flynn, James Fox and German actors Rainer Bock, Barnaby Metschurat and Heikko Deutschmann have joined the cast for Danish director Ole Bornedal’s 1864, which started principal photography last week (April 8) on locations in and outside Prague. Filming will go on in the Czech Republic and Denmark till October; delivery is due in December 2014.

The troupe already includes several actors from the Danish The Killing and Borgen/The Government television series - Sidse Babett Knudsen, Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling and Sofie Graabøl – adding Nicolas Bro, Bent Mejding, Lars Mikkelsen, Søren Pilmark, Zlatko Buric and Norway’s Jakob Oftebro (Kon-Tiki [+see also:
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).

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Based on Danish historian Tom Buk-Swienty’s best-selling books about the war, Slaughter Bench Dybbøl and Doomsday Als, the €23 million feature and eight-part television series is staged by Danish production company Miso Film (Dicte, Those Who Kill [+see also:
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, Varg Veum [+see also:
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) with Danish pubcaster DR (The Killing, Borgen).

Set against the backdrop of the Danish-German war in 1864, when Prussian and Austrian armies massacred the Danish troops in the battle of Dybbøl on April 18, Bornedal’s historical drama includes the triangle story of the brothers Laust and Peter, who are in love with Inge – and she loves them both. When their father dies from German bullets, they volunteer for the army.

In the Czech Republic, 1864 is co-produced by Prague-based Sirena Film, otherwise with Denmark’s 4 Fiction, Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 Norge, Sweden’s SF Film, Germany’s ARTE and ZDF Enterprises. SF handles Scandinavian distribution, ZDF sales in German and French-speaking territories, and Svensk Filmindustri International other foreign sales.

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