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Lykke-Per (2018)

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 »

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
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
Peter Hald ... Dyhring
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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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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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Budget:

DKK 55,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Interesting period piece
28 December 2018 | by mchlbkkblhcmSee all my reviews

Overall the acting is decent. Some of the actors and actresses are clearly more at home on the stage than on the screen, though.

Visuals and wardrobe: Very good.

Biggest drawback: It appears to be an ideological project, which naturally makes it less interesting for people who prefer not to be spoon-fed the film maker's political views.

Too bad.


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