Peter Frödin (Axel)Sofie Gråbøl (Leonora Amalie)Tomas Villum Jensen (Peter)Egon Holmquist (Erik)Thomas Bo Larsen (Niels)Sarah Gottlieb (Agnete)Katrine Jensenius (Else)Nicolaj Kopernikus (William)Lasse Lunderskov (Poul)Ole Thestrup (Ridefogeden)Jens Arentzen (Richard)Ole Ernst (Kroejer)Henning Jensen (Provsten)Jesper Christensen (Oberst Lejpstrup)Troels II Munk (Tyk Mand)Ghita Nørby (Baronesse Gjerløv)Claus Ryskjær (Baron Gjerløv)Søren Hytholm Jensen (Fængselsvagt)
"Count Axel" is a comedy that takes place somewhere in the nordic countries in 1783. It's a classic comedy about mixed identities, with strong elements of contemporary humour and satire. One should conceive "Count Axel" as a scandinavian version of the humour that you will find in works like "Black Adder" and "Life of Brian". A humorous universe that takes off in the big classical epos of our past. It is our inheritance from the time of the feudal era, with evil rich lords; and god, pure pesants that is the set-up in "Count Axel". To take this genre of heavy historical films and twist it in to a crazy comedy with the respect of a strong storyline, that is the ambition of "Count Axel"