The Promised Land (15)
Set in 1755, this drama stars Mads Mikkelsen as Captain Ludvig Kahlen an impoverished army veteran with a seemingly impossible goal – to tame a vast, uninhabitable Danish heath and build a colony in the King’s name. This beautiful but forbidding area is under the rule of the merciless Frederik De Schinkel, an arrogant nobleman who realises the threat Kahlen represents to his power.
Struggling against the elements and local brigands, Kahlen is joined by a couple who have fled the clutches of De Schinkel. As this group of misfits begins to build a small community in this inhospitable place, De Schinkel swears vengeance, and the confrontation between him and Kahlen promises to be as violent and intense as the men themselves.
Following its successful premiere at the 80th Venice International Film Festival, The Promised Land has received widespread acclaim, captivating both audiences and critics.
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel.
“…full of passion and political conviction. It should stand the test of time almost as well as its rugged hero.” Time Out