THE BASTARD

By Nikolaj Arcel

FACTS

Title: THE BASTARD
Original title: BASTARDEN
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Amanda Collin, Gustav Lindh, Kristine Kujath Thorp, Simon Bennebjerg
Genre: Historical Drama
Duration: 120 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel
Cinematographer: Rasmus Videbæk
Editor: Oliviér Bugge Coutté
Producers: Louise Vesth
Production year: 2023
Budget EUR: 8M
Film status: In production

In the mid-1700s, Danish King Frederik V declared that the wild heath of Jutland should be tamed, cultivated, and colonized so that civilization could spread and new taxes be generated for the royal house. However, no one dared to follow the King’s decree. The heath meant certain death – a godforsaken place haunted by ravenous wolves, highwaymen, and a brutal and unforgiving nature.
But in the late summer of 1755, a lone soldier by the name of Ludvig Kahlen rode into the heath in a stubborn pursuit of a lifelong dream, determined to reach his goal: The heath would either bring him the wealth and honour he had long seeked… or get the better of him.

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