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A Fortunate Man (2018)

Lykke-Per (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama | 30 August 2018 (Denmark)
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In the late 19th century, Peter Sidenius is an ambitious young man from a devout Christian family in Western Denmark, who travels to the Danish capital of Copenhagen to study engineering, ... See full summary »

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Bille August

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Anders Frithiof August (screenplay), Bille August (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Esben Smed ... Lykke-Per
Katrine Greis-Rosenthal Katrine Greis-Rosenthal ... Jakobe Salomon
Benjamin Kitter Benjamin Kitter ... Ivan Salomon
Julie Christiansen ... Nanny Salomon
Tommy Kenter Tommy Kenter ... Phillip Salomon
Tammi Øst ... Lea Salomon
Rasmus Bjerg ... Eybert
Ole Lemmeke Ole Lemmeke ... Delft
Sara Viktoria Bjerregaard Christensen Sara Viktoria Bjerregaard Christensen ... Inger
Sophie-Marie Jeppesen Sophie-Marie Jeppesen ... Lisbeth
Claus Flygare ... Priest
Mei Oulund Mei Oulund ... Fru Blomberg
Paul Hüttel Paul Hüttel
Elsebeth Steentoft Elsebeth Steentoft ... Fru. Sidenius
Anders Hove ... Pastor Sidenius
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In the late 19th century, Peter Sidenius is an ambitious young man from a devout Christian family in Western Denmark, who travels to the Danish capital of Copenhagen to study engineering, rebelling against his clergyman father. He comes into contact with the intellectual circles of a wealthy, Jewish family and seduces the elder daughter, Jakobe. Per, as he now calls himself, conceives a large-scale engineering project including the construction of a series of canals in his native Jutland, and lobbies for its construction. But just as Per seems to be about to make his dreams come true, his pride stands in the way.

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | German

Release Date:

30 August 2018 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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DKK55,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The project was first announced in 2012 when Nordisk Film bought the rights to the novel with Bille August attached to direct. It was later announced as a TV series for TV 2, after which a theatrical version was scheduled. See more »

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Heartfelt but frustrating
20 April 2019 | by lmgannon2See all my reviews

First, I wish this movie had subtitles instead of being dubbed as some of the voice acting was really bad, and they should have at least used Danish actors for the voices for an authentic accent. Everyone sounded American which was just awkward considering the setting. I loved the movie though despite some frustration with it. I wanted to whack some sense into Peter (Per) throughout the movie, although I could understand some of his issues. Even though this movie was very, very long I didn't lose interest. I do wish there had been some resolution given for a couple of important unresolved situations; I may read the book for more insight. I really liked all of the actors in the movie and have a feeling the acting was excellent. If I can find an undubbed version I will rewatch this.


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