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A Fortunate Man (2018)

Lykke-Per (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama | 30 August 2018 (Denmark)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Bille August

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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 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 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
Elsebeth Steentoft Elsebeth Steentoft ... Fru. Sidenius
Anders Hove ... Pastor Sidenius
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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.

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Drama

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | German

Release Date:

30 August 2018 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fortunate Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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DKK 55,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The Danish author of 'Lykke-Per', Henrik Pontoppidan, was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature 1917. See more »

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American Accents horrible
25 April 2019 | by ullaleonardSee all my reviews

I read Lykke Per by Henrik Pontoppidan, but I was dismayed to find the film had been dubbed in English with an American accent. I can only state that it destroyed my experience and infuriated me. I am Danish and would have preferred hearing the Danish with English Subtitles. I don't know if Americans would understand how I feel about this, but I think language is an important part of your culture, and I was unable to connect the flat American accent with Danish actors. In Denmark foreign movies are never dubbed, and you get the full experience of the movie.


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