Original title: A Fortunate Man Director: Bille August Cast: Esben Smed, Benjamin Kitter, Julie Christiansen, Tommy Kenter, Tammi Øst, Rasmus Bjerg, Ole Lemmeke Country: Denmark Year of production: 2018 Length (min): 168 Language: Danish Subtitles: English, Czech Sales: Danish Film Institute Section: Profile: Bille August Sponsors: Dánské velvyslanectví
Young Per from a pious family leaves for Copenhagen to study engineering. He meets the Salomons, a Jewish family whose interest is piqued by his visionary project using water and wind energy. He gets very close to their daughter, Jakobe. The plans are ready, but the strength of family bonds gradually comes to light. An epic adaptation of a Henrik Pontoppidan novel, one Denmark's favourite books.