Maggie Olkuska
Director of Photography, DFF

Krag og Virkner  - Drama & Documentary

TV Series DR1 

‘Krag & Virkner’ takes back to life of a Danish actress Helle Virkner and her husband, politician and Danish Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag. Krag & Virkner is first and foremost a love story between two people,  story about their life, marriage, passions and career, but it is also a love story that weaves well and thoroughly into the Danish history between 1945-1978. The series consist of dramatised scenes from the characters' life, interviews and archive footage. 

Director: Thure Lindhardt

Tech Director: Mathias Broe

Color Grader: Norman Nisbet

Gaffer: Paweł Józwicki

1st AC: Maciej Król 

Starring: Thure Lindhardt as Jens, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal as Helle 

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Produced by Monday Productions for DR1, Danish National TV

Premiered each Sunday at 20:00 from the 22nd of May 2022

Episodes: 4 x 60min 


PRESS / Danish

Cinematographer's  Preview / Reel from the series (2min)

Together with Thure Lindhardt and Mathias Broe, my role on this project was to create a visual style, a visual movement in colour and light which combined the drama parts with the interviews, as well as took us back in time from 50s to 70s. A style which developed from the first episode to the last one, which I realised together with the creative team, and mainly with our colourist Norman Nisbet through out the entire production. We collaborated together from the early camera tests in pre-production to shaping light atmospheres on the set - to the final stages of the colour correction in post. 

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Scene 2, Episode 2

Scene 1, Episode 2

TV Intro

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