Battling nature in the form of a huge human drama: A visually impressive period drama about the settlement of the Danish moors 250 years ago with a brilliant Mads Mikkelsen in the lead role. Denmark in the 18th century: a soldier called Ludvig Kahlen (Mads Mikkelsen) follows the command of his king and intends to tame the wild moors of Jutland – a sinister no-man’s land full of brutal highwaymen, hungry wolves and above all the most pitiless of all enemies: Mother Nature. To top it all, an unscrupulous landowner also declares hostilities.
NIKOLAJ ARCEL (*1972 in Denmark) found international recognition for his film A Royal Affair (2012), which won several awards, including the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlinale. King’s Land is based on the 2020 novel »Kaptajnen og Ann Barbara« by Ida Jessen.
Denmark, Germany, Sweden
OV with German subtitles
Nikolaj Arcel, Anders Thomas Jensen
Mads Mikkelsen, Amanda Collin, Simon Bennebjerg, Melina Hagberg, Kristine Kujath Thorp, Gustav Lindh
Olivier Bugge Coutté
Maria Roed Eriksen
Ulrike Müller, Arwa Salmanova
Zentropa Entertainments ApS
Zentropa Berlin GmbH; Zentropa Sweden AB
TV2 Denmark; Nordisk Film & TV Fond; SVT; Plaion Pictures in co-production with Film i Väst