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Borgen: Season 2 (2011)

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Season 2 picks up two years into the first term of Danish prime minister Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen). While she's earned the respect of both her political friends and foes, leading the government is becoming increasingly difficult. Among the events that occur: she's caught in the middle of a firefight while visiting troops in Afghanistan; appoints a new EU commissioner; strives to forge compromises with the other parties in her coalition; and struggles with unfavorable opinion polls. As if all of that's not enough, the expected stress that's part and parcel of political life isn't just affecting her but, she comes to realize, her daughter Laura ( Freja Riemann), as well. It's an unsettling development, to say the least, and it's one that may have far-reaching ramifications.

Cast

Sidse Babett Knudsen
as Birgitte Nyborg Christensen
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
as Katrine Fønsmark
Pilou Asbæk
as Kasper Juul
Mikael Birkkjaer
as Philip Christensen
Freja Riemann
as Laura Christensen
Peter Mygind
as Michael Laugesen
Emil Poulsen
as Magnus Christensen
Morten Kirkskov
as Niels Erik Lund
Søren Malling
as Torben Friis
Bjarne Henriksen
as Hans Christian Thorsen
Benedikte Hansen
as Hanne Holm
Thomas Levin
as Ulrik Mørch
Søren Spanning
as Lars Hesselboe
Dar Salim
as Amir Diwan
Petrine Agger
as Pernille Madsen
Lars Knutzon
as Bent Sejrø
Anders Juul
as Simon Bech
Lars Brygmann
as Troels Höxenhaven
Ulf Pilgaard
as Joachim Crohne
Rikke Lylloff
as Lotte Ågaard
Ole Thestrup
as Svend Åge Saltum
Lisbeth Wulff
as Pia Munk
Flemming Sørensen
as Bjørn Marrot
Mille Dinesen
as Cecilie Toft
Gitte Christensen
as Kirsten Sejrø
Jannie Faurschou
as Yvonne Kjær
Henrik Birch
as Dr. Poul Iversen
Signe Egholm Olsen
as Anne Sophie Lindenkrone
Jens Jacob Tychsen
as Jacob Kruse
Peter Bankolé
as Lokoyas rådgiver
Sigurd Holmen Le Dous
as Stig Rasmussen
Hans Henrik Clemensen
as Niels Mikkelsen
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Critic Reviews for Borgen: Season 2

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

From the start [of Season 2], the writing team doesn't waste a moment in getting the multi-threaded, multi-stakes drama rolling.

September 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Back amid themes of political infighting, media skulduggery and personal relationships under pressure, Borgen had, amid sighs of relief, come home to where it belonged.

September 27, 2018 | Full Review…

"An Extraordinary Remark" closes out the second season of Borgen in fitfully excellent fashion by making all of the feminist subtext into blatant text, then tossing in a cliffhanger ending for good measure.

September 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Even when the storytelling falters, Knudsen's central performance does not.

September 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's a psychologically astute show in which characters evolve in ways that can be surprising but are always internally consistent.

September 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Ultimately, Borgen is a show about compromise: not just the compromises politicians make in pursuit of power, but the compromises we all make, every day, and how these compromises, whether public or private, can't help but change us

February 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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