1864 movie shoots in Czech Republic and Denmark
An intriguing new project is shooting in the Czech Republic and Denmark. 1864 is an adaptation of two best-selling books by Tom Buk-Swienty: Slagtebænk Dybbøl and Dommedage Als, and will be delivered as both an eight-episode television series and a feature film.
1864 follows brothers Peter and Laust in mid 19th century Denmark who, against a backdrop of political unrest, fall in love with the same woman, Inge.
A century and a half later, Inge’s diary is found by Claudia, who is on the edge of a breakdown after losing her brother in the Afghanistan war. The love story of Peter, Laust and Inge, and one of the bloodiest periods in Denmark’s history, is told through the diary.
The acclaimed Ole Bornedal is at the helm to direct his own screenplay; producers are Jonas Allen and Peter Bose of Miso.
Bornedal is credited with being one of the founders of the ‘New Danish Wave’, with his debut film, Nightwatch, attracting international attention. He has gone on to work with luminaries such as Guillermo del Toro and Sam Raimi.
1864 is made in association with Danmarks Radio, 4 Fiction, Film Fyn, TV2 Norge, TV4, SF Film, ARTE, ZDF Enterprises and Sirena Film. The budget is around 173m Danish Kroner.