The first trailer for ‘A Fortunate Man’ has been released

The first trailer for Bille August’s epic love story A Fortunate Man has been released.

Based on a story by Noble prize winning Henrik Pontoppidan, the film follows the young man Per on his quest for happiness away from the dark region of Jutland and a severe religious upbringing. He runs away from his family and his patriarch father, a priest, and sets sail towards Copenhagen to become an engineer and implement a large energy project. As he gets his energy projects up and running and marries into a rich Jewish family he quickly climbs the social ladder. But Per’s childhood keeps haunting him and his dogmatic family cannot accept his new life and Jewish fiancée. 

A Fortunate Man will premiere in Danish cinemas on the 30th of August and later as a mini-series on the Danish television station TV2.

Watch the trailer below!


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.