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A FORTUNATE MAN

by Bille August

synopsis

On his quest for happiness, Per decides to leave Jutland and an upbringing in a strict religious home. He runs from his family and his patriarch father, and sets sail towards Copenhagen to become an engineer. Parallel to his studies, he works on a visionary energy project based on wind and wave energy, a project so much ahead of its time, tha professors consider him insane and far too self-confident. However, Per’s project becomes a succes and he marries the beautiful Jakobe who is a part of a wealthy Jewish family. One would imagine that Per’s happiness now is made. But Per’s childhood keeps haunting him and his dogmatic family cannot accept his new life. Despite his luck and success, Per is unable to fully cut the strings to his strict religious background, and he now fears that he will repeat his father’s patriarchist behavior.

international title: A Fortunate Man
original title: Lykke-Per
country: Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Bille August
film run: 162'
release date: DK 30/08/2018
screenplay: Anders Frithiof August, Bille August
cast: Julie Christiansen, Anders Hove, Jens Albinus, Esben Smed Jensen, Ole Lemmeke, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Rasmus Bjerg, Peter Plaugborg, Tommy Kenter, Morten Hauch-Fausbøll
cinematography by: Dirk Brüel
film editing: Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud
art director: Jette Lehmann
costumes designer: Manon Rasmussen
music: Lorenz Dangel
producer: Thomas Heinesen, Karin Trolle
executive producer: Heinrich Ambrosch, Lena Haugaard, Christian Rank, Katrine Vogelsang, Henrik Zein
line producer: Christel C.D. Karlsen
production: Nordisk Film Production A/S
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution, Nordisk Film Distribution AB
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