30.09. - 09.10.2021

A Fortunate Man Denmark 2018 | 162 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Bille August

BILLE AUGUST (*1948) trained to be a photographer before studying film. His drama Pelle, the Conqueror won the Oscar for best foreign-language film in 1987 and the Golden Palm in Cannes. The House of the Spirits also won several awards in 1994.

rated for 0 + years
The rise and fall of a Danish visionary: veteran director Bille August films an epic of turn-of-the-century Denmark.
Denmark, around 1900. Young Per has had enough of the tedium of Jutland, his dominant father and his sternly religious family. He's mad about industrialisation and the ideas of the Modern Age and sets out for Copenhagen to become an engineer. Parallel to his studies, he works on a revolutionary waterway project. The idea of the century or merely a pipe dream? While Per at first enjoys a certain amount of recognition for his ideas, he soon gets the impression that Denmark is no place for visionaries.
Original title: Lykke-Per
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Danish
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Bille August
Screenplay: Bille August, Anders Frithiof August, nach dem Roman von Henrik Pontoppidan
Cast: Esben Smed, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Benjamin Kitter, Julie Christiansen, Tommy Kenter, Tammy Øst, Rasmus Bjerg
Producer: Karin Trolle, Thomas Heinesen
Director of Photography: Dirk Brüel
Music: Lorenz Dangel
Production Design: Jette Lehmann
Editor: Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: TrustNordisk
Production: Nordisk Film
Contact: Lizette Gram Mygind, The Danish Film Institute:


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