Copenhagen, 9 December 2023 – It is with great joy we can share that European Film Awards has awarded Mads Mikkelsen 'Best Actor'. Mikkelsen received the recognition for his role in Nikolaj Arcel's THE PROMISED LAND. THE PROMISED LAND also took home the awards for 'best cinematography' and 'best costume design' at the European Film Awards 2023.
Managing Director of TrustNordisk, Susan Wendt, comments:
'"Huge congrats to Mads Mikkelsen and everyone involved with THE PROMISED LAND. His talent shines through in everything he does, and we're proud to be part of his journey. We want to congratulate the whole team behind THE PROMISED LAND who helped Mads achieve such an amazing performance”.
In 1755, the impoverished Captain Ludvig Kahlen sets out to conquer the harsh, uninhabitable Danish heath with a seemingly impossible goal; to build a colony in the name of the King. In exchange, he'll receive a desperately desired Royal name for himself. But the sole ruler of the area, the merciless Frederik de Schinkel, arrogantly believes this land belongs to him. When de Schinkel learns that the maid Ann Barbara and her serve husband have escaped for refuge with Kahlen, the privileged and spiteful ruler swears revenge, doing everything in his power to drive the captain away. Kahlen will not be intimidated and takes up the unequal battle - not only risking his life, but also the family of outsiders that has formed around him.
THE PROMISED LAND is a gripping story about the conquest of the heath, the tale of a proud and uncompromising man, and the woman who becomes his ally in the fight against evil, death and perdition.
Produced by ZENTROPA ENTERTAINMENTS in co-production with ZENTROPA BERLIN, ZENTROPA SWEDEN and FILM I VÄST with support from DANISH FILM INSTITUTE MARKEDSORDNINGEN, DEN VESTDANSKE FILMPULJE, EURIMAGES, CZECH FILM FUND, MITTELDEUTSCHE MEDIENFÖRDERUNG, MOIN FILM FUND HAMBURG SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN, MEDIENBOARD BERLIN-BRANDENBURG, DEUTSCHER FILMFÖRDERFONDS, SVENSKA FILMINSTITUTET HEDESELSKABET in cooperation with TV 2, NORDISK FILM & TV FOND, PLAION PICTURES, SVT Developed by THE CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME – MEDIA OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Distribution NORDISK FILM DISTRIBUTION, International sales TRUSTNORDISK
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