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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Helena Bonham Carter,
Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.
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.
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 »
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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