Monday, August 28, 2023

Mads Mikkelsen: "The Promised Land"

"The Promised Land" (aka "Bastarden") is a Danish-produced, live-action period feature, directed by 
Nikolaj Arcel, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Amanda Collin, Magnus Krepper, Simon Bennebjerg, Gustav Lindh, Kristine Kujath Thorp, Morten Hee Andersen, Jacob Lohmann and Felix Kramer, with a North American release TBA:

" 1755, the impoverished captain 'Ludvig Kahlen' sets out to conquer the harsh, uninhabitable Danish heath with a seemingly impossible goal: to build a colony in the name of the 'King'. In exchange, he’ll receive a desperately desired 'Royal' name for himself. 

"But the sole ruler of the area, the merciless 'Frederik de Schinkel', arrogantly believes this land belongs to him. When de Schinkel learns the maid 'Ann Barbara' and her servant husband have escaped for refuge with Kahlen, the privileged, spiteful ruler swears revenge, doing everything in his power to drive the captain away. 

"Kahlen will not be intimidated and engages in an unequal battle — risking not only his life, but also that of the family of outsiders that formed around him..."

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