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The Danish release date for Bille August’s mini-series ‘Fortunate Man’ has been relesaed

The Danish release date for the highly anticipated mini-series Fortunate Man (Lykke Per) has been announced.

The period piece will open the influential Biografklub association in Denmark, and a cinema release will be the 30th of August 2018.

Directed by the acclaimed director Bille August, Fortunate Man will follow Per, who, embarking on a quest for happiness, decides to leave Jutland and an upbringing in a strict religious home. He runs from his family and his patriarch father, and sets sail towards Copenhagen to become an engineer. Parallel to his studies, he works on a visionary energy project based on wind and wave energy, a project so much ahead of its time, tha professors consider him insane and far too self-confident. However, Per’s project becomes a succes and he marries the beautiful Jakobe who is a part of a wealthy Jewish family. One would imagine that Per’s happiness now is made. But Per’s childhood keeps haunting him and his dogmatic family cannot accept his new life. Despite his luck and success, Per is unable to fully cut the strings to his strict religious background, and he now fears that he will repeat his father’s patriarchal behaviour.

Esben Smed, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Peter Plaugborg and Rasmus Bjerg star in the series.

Fortunate Man was filmed as a 4×55 minute episode mini-series, but will also have a theatrical release. The mini-series will be released on TV2 in 2019.

Biografklub Danmark is the largest cultural association of Denmark, and screened ten Danish and foreign films each year.

Info from the Nordisk Film og TV Fond

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.