The Legacy (Arvingerne)

TV-Series | DK 2014 | 2x55' | Subtitled English

During her life the resolute artist Veronika has achieved veritable prosperity. She let her three kids Gro, Frederik and Emil grow up in the wild 60s without any authority, and it still affects all of them today in different ways. When the matriarch dies, the three of them get company by the unsophisticated flower shop clerk Signe, who learns that not only she was given away by Veronika as a baby but also now she is going to inherit the mansion – much to the dismay of her new-found siblings. So now a globetrotter in Thailand, a middle-class existence with a small house and a sports club and a successful manager will all clash and have to find their way to step out of the old lady’s shadow together. This new series by Maya Ilsøe is a Scandinavian family drama in the tradition of Bergman and Ibsen, but with a decidedly more modern note. In ten one-hour episodes the very crème of Danish acting showcases a brilliantly written portrait of today’s live and family structures.

Creator
Maya Ilsøe
Director
Pernilla August
Script
Maya Ilsøe
Producers
Christian Rank, Karoline Leth
Photography
Erik Molberg Hansen, Jørgen Johansson, Adam Wallensteen
Editor
Kasper Leick, Åsa Mossberg
Music
Magnus Jarlbo, Sebastian Öberg
Production Design
Mia Stensgaard
Principal Cast
Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen, Lene Maria Christensen, Carsten Bjørnlund, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Marie Bach Hansen, Trond Espen Seim

International Sales

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Domestic Sales

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Selected filmography Maya Ilsøe

ABSALONS HEMMELIGHED (2006), PAGTEN (2009), PARTERAPI (2010)