Lars Hesselboe calls an election with 15 months still to go in his term as prime minister. Birgitte is utterly unprepared to run an election campaign as her almost daily radiology appointments are draining her of the energy and sharp mental faculties required in her job. The pressure soon becomes too much.
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This internationally acclaimed Danish political drama tells the story of charismatic politician Birgitte Nyborg who unexpectedly becomes Denmark’s first female prime minister.