The Promised Land

In its interrogation of civilization versus barbarism, the film provides penetrating insight on the nature of true savagery. ” BARBARA GOSLAWSKI

Based on Ida Jessen’s acclaimed novel, director Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) has created a rousing epic tale, underpinned by an intimate love story and propelled by the commanding presence of Mads Mikkelsen who delivers a passionate, career-best performance.

In 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 that the maid Ann Barbara and her serve husband have escaped for refuge with Kahlen, the privileged and spiteful ruler swears revenge, doing everything in his power to drive the captain away. Kahlen will not be intimated and takes up the unequal battle – not only risking his life, but also the family of outsiders that has formed around him.

127 MINS

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