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, ...
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The story of Per Sidenius, the "victim" of a strict upbringing in rural western Denmark, by his pietistic hard line preacher father in the pre-industrial aera, around the turn of the 20th. ... See full summary »
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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.
I did find this film to be very moving with splendid moments of superb cinematography. A lovely movie to watch curled up with a hot cuppa on a dreary afternoon.
I viewed on Netflix and was able to change language to Danish and read English subtitles. Watching the film dubbed in another language takes away from the emotion of the story . As previous reviewers commented , I agree.
It definitely could have been more appealing for others if it were a mini series .
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