Wednesday, December 20, 2023

“The Promised Land”

"The Promised Land", based on the book "The Captain and Ann Barbara" by Ida Jessen, is a new historical drama feature, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Amanda Collin, Simon Bennebjerg, Kristine Kujath Thorp, Gustav Lindh, Jakob Lohmann, Morten Hee Andersen, Magnus Krepper and Felix Kramer, releasing February 2, 2024 in theaters: 

"....poor soldier, 'Ludvig Kahlen', arrives in 1755 on the barren 'Jutland' heath with a single goal: to follow the king's call to cultivate the land and thereby achieve wealth and honor himself. 

"But Kahlen quickly makes an enemy. The merciless landowner, 'Frederik De Schinkel', who is sole ruler of the area, believes that the heath belongs to him and not the king. 

"When De Schinkel's serf runs away with his wife 'Ann Barbara' and seeks refuge with Kahlen, the landowner does everything to drive Kahlen away and at the same time exact a cruel revenge. 

"Kahlen does not bow, but stubbornly takes up the unequal battle and now risks both his life, but also the bond with the small, troubled family that has arisen around him on the heath..."

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