This epic drama from Academy Award–winning director Bille August (“Pelle the Conqueror”) is gorgeously realized with dazzling cinematography, exceptional performances, sumptuous costume design, and period detail. In the 1880s, a gifted but self-destructive young man leaves his suffocating Lutheran upbringing in the country for metropolitan Copenhagen. An engineer with progressive ideas, he is welcomed by a wealthy Jewish family and ingratiates himself into their opulent milieu, embarking on a journey of personal and professional ambition that teeters on the razor’s edge between triumph and catastrophe. Told with a dramatic, romantic sweep on par with the great classics of cinema, “A Fortunate Man” is not to be missed. Adapted from Denmark’s canonical novel, “Lykke-Per” by Danish Nobel Prize-winning author Henrik Pontoppidan.
Director: Bille August | Denmark | 2018 | 162 minutes | Danish & German with English subtitles
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