Based on a true story

It's the Danish Cup decider -

- live from the track

in Copenhagen.

Vagn Laursen is narrowly in the lead,

with Jrn Laursen in pursuit.

Go, Jrn!

- Well, lads, what do you think?

- She's beautiful, dad!

- Is it a Flash Gordon model?

- It's certainly a Yankee.

What is all the noise about?

- What on earth is that?

- A car.

What has happened to our little Ford?

Oh, yes... I sold it.

- Sold it? Why did you sell it?

- A Laursen should drive in style.

- Not a kilometre on the clock.

- Did you get it from Mr. Srensen?

The last of his stock.

Shall we take her for a spin?

We're just about to eat.

- Well, Your Majesty?

- But the dinner!

You can't have much to do.

After all, it is a roast, isn't it?

- Karl, what is this place?

- It's a manor.

- What are we doing at a manor?

- Well, if you can do any better ....

Welcome to Estvad!

Hello, Oxholm.

Thanks for fitting us in.

Shall we look at

what you've bought?

This is my wife.

- Torben Oxholm.

- Elisabeth Laursen.

And this is Mogens... Vagn...

... and Jrn... and Aksel. They

came into the world in that order.

I think my wife would

like to see the stables.

This way...

- You might've asked me first.

- I'll ask next time.


And this is our horsepower.

That feisty fellow is our pride

and joy:
our stud horse, Kjeld.

And this is Jens Hansen

and Otto Larsen, -

- my skilled, loyal men

for many years now.

This is Karl Laursen,

who has bought Estvad.

- You have a fine reputation.

- I hope I can live up to it.

He hasn't burnt off his energy

in the fields today.

- Or on the ladies.

- Karl! Think of the boys!

Your husband is right.

With 450 acres you need

quite a lot of horsepower.

So a good stud is an asset.

Self-sufficiency is no bad thing.

What a fine farm!

Yes, it represents years

of love and labour.

- Why sell up, if I may ask?

- My son wants out.

He insists we're going to be

overwhelmed by the Americans -

- and all their newfangled ideas.

There is nothing like

good Danish horsepower.

Well, I hope not.

- We'll look after Estvad well.

- I don't doubt it.

I hope you'll be as happy

here as we have.

I am sure we will.

It must be hard,

selling your life's work.

It won't happen in our family.

None of my lads will let us down.

No, never.

- Won't we ever move again?

- No, Jrn, we're staying here.

- Race you to the car!

- Wait!

Wait! Wait for me!

I don't like profiting from

the misfortune of others.

We don't profit. We survive.

That's the difference.

Hop in!

Vagn "Ben Hur" Laursen throws his

chariot with its four mighty steeds -

- into the final, decisive battle

between the Laursen brothers.

May the boldest man win!

Last man home unshackles the horses!

After him, Jrn!

- Vagn Laursen heads for the line!

- Overtake him!

After that boy!

Vagn Laursen is the greatest!

May the emperor hail him!

You did really well.

You are my best friend.

Crikey, what a racket!

It's the sound

of men losing their jobs.

- How come?

- One of those is worth five men.

- Not in our family.

- No. Dad loves horses.

Not even Karl Laursen can beat

such a threat from outside.

( carol)

Now I hope He'll be on my side

with the bank manager.

- The Lord helps those in need.

- But does he pay interest?

Six farms in seven years.

You're buying up farms.

And estates.

Like the rest of us buy suits,


It hasn't been dull.

How many men and horses

have you at Estvad?

Well, a lot has happened

in the last two years.

We've 20 men and women,

counting the families of the hands.

Horses... twenty teams,

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