About the film
based on novel or book colonisation soldier king danish danish history historical drama history
The Promised Land
Release Date: October 05, 2023
|Production Companies||:||Zentropa International Berlin, Zentropa International Sweden, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Zentropa Entertainments, Film i Väst, Plaion Pictures, SVT|
|Writers||:||Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel, Ida Jessen|
In the mid-1700s, Danish King Frederik V declared that the wild heath of Jutland should be tamed, cultivated and colonized so that civilization could spread and new taxes be generated for the royal house. However, no one dared to follow the King’s decree. The heath meant certain death – a godforsaken place haunted by ravenous wolves, highwaymen and brutal, unforgiving nature. But in the late summer of 1755, a lone soldier by the name of Ludvig Kahlen rode into the heath in a stubborn pursuit of a lifelong dream, determined to reach his goal: the heath would either bring him the wealth and honour he had long sought… or get the better of him.