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Danish-German war epic 1864 set for April shoot

Miso Film and DR’s ambitious feature and television project will be directed by Ole Bornedal.

Epic war project 1864 is to start shooting on April 8 in the Czech Republic before moving onto Denmark.

The $30m (€23m) project will be produced by Miso Film in cooperation with DR and support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond, and is based on the best-selling novels Slagtebænk Dybbøl and Dommedag Als by Tom Buk-Swienty.

Ole Bornedal writes and directs, with the cast including the likes of Norwegian rising star Jacob Oftebro, Søren Malling, Pilou Asbæk and Sidse Babett Knudsen.

Telling a love story set against the backdrop of the Danish-German war, 1864 will comprise of a TV series of 8 x 58mins and a feature film of 150 minutes, and is set to be delivered in December 2014.

The feature and TV series are available worldwide excluding Scandinavia, German and French-speaking Europe.

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