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Lykke-Per (2018)

TV-14 | | Drama | 30 August 2018 (Denmark)
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A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen's elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin.

Director:

Bille August

Writers:

Anders Frithiof August (screenplay), Bille August (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Esben Smed ... Lykke-Per
Katrine Greis-Rosenthal ... Jakobe Salomon
Benjamin Kitter Benjamin Kitter ... Ivan Salomon
Julie Christiansen ... Nanny Salomon
Tommy Kenter Tommy Kenter ... Phillip Salomon
Tammi Øst ... Lea Salomon
Rasmus Bjerg ... Eybert
Ole Lemmeke Ole Lemmeke ... Delft
Sara Viktoria Bjerregaard Christensen ... Inger
Sophie-Marie Jeppesen Sophie-Marie Jeppesen ... Lisbeth
Claus Flygare ... Priest
Mei Oulund Mei Oulund ... Fru Blomberg
Paul Hüttel Paul Hüttel ... Oberst Bjerregrav
Elsebeth Steentoft Elsebeth Steentoft ... Fru. Sidenius
Anders Hove ... Pastor Sidenius
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Storyline

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.

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Drama

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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 »

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Edited into A Fortunate Man (2018) See more »

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Excellent film
27 April 2019 | by kjr032See all my reviews

Unlike most American films (I can "write" the script within the first five minutes of watching most American movies, which have to be dumbed-down for their audience ) throughout the film I had no idea how this story would develop. It offered many glimpses into the inner workings of a troubled human, some of which I have felt. Beautifully acted. A memorable film.


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | German

Release Date:

30 August 2018 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Budget:

DKK55,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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