A FORTUNATE MAN / Feature & Series

By Bille August


Title: A FORTUNATE MAN / Feature & Series
Original title: LYKKE-PER
Director: Bille August
Producers: Thomas Heinesen, Karin Trolle
Executive producers: Henrik Zein, Lena Haugaard, Christian Rank, Katrine Vogelsang
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Esben Smed, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal
Genre: Period Drama
Budget EUR: 7.4M
Episodes: 4
Duration: 162 min
Language: Danish
Additional Languages: Deutsch
Country of origin: Denmark
Production Company: Nordisk Film Production A/S
Scriptwriter: Bille August, Anders August
Cinematographer: Dirk Brüel
Production year: 2018
Editor: Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen
Local release: 30-08-2018

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, that his professors consider him insane and far too self-confident. However, in order for Per’s project becomes a success he needs finances - and he becomes engaged to 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.





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