Three weeks before general elections, the leader of one of the country's largest parties, the Center Party, is involved in a severe car accident. The political scene is thrown into disarray. At the same time, young, ambitious journalist, Ulrik Torp, is given the opportunity of a life time and made Dagbladet's correspondent in Parliament. Before long, Ulrik gets caught up in a ruthless struggle for power headed by the party's two successors to the leadership, chairman Erik Dreier and spokesman Lone Kjeldsen. Ulrik barely geets to dip his toes in the water, before all hell breaks loose. Speculation in the press and calculated lies fuel the controversy at great personal cost to many of the people involved. Ulrik slowly uncovers a cynical plot that involves the country's incumbent Prime Minister. He becomes obsessed with learning the truth. But no one will listen to him, be it politicians or colleagues in the press corps, and as election day draws near, Ulrik has to face the power elite ...
Truth Or Spin?
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The character of the villain, played by Søren Pilmark, is according to directer Nikolaj Arcel based on Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. See more
Educated citizens are being ridiculed and it's okay to question standard human rights. What does that remind you of? The Soviet Union or Nazi Germany? And the journalists don't question a god damn thing, cause' they're scared shitless of being frozen out.
Holy shit, Moll. You are paranoid.
The journalists and politicians work in the same building. That's like having a referee who's eating breakfast with the Brazilian soccer team, the night before the world finals.
So what do you suggest that we...
Aired on Danish TV in 2007 in a three-episode mini series version with new editing and new scenes. See more
Arranged & produced by Hans Christian Kock
Performed by Sofie Vind Lerstrup See more