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A Fortunate Man


Šťastný to muž

On his quest for happiness, Per 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, that his professors consider him insane and far too self-confident. However, Per’s project becomes a success and he gets engaged to 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 patriarchist behaviour.

Director: Bille August
Length: 162 min
Subtitles: Czech subtitles convenient also for hearing impaired, colored
Genres: drama, historical
Orgin: Denmark
Premiere: 2018
Awards: Beijing International Film Festival 2019 - Nejlepší film, Bille August, Bodil Awards 2019 - Nejlepší herečka ve vedlejší roli, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Robert Festival 2019 - 15 nominací na cenu Robert, 3 vítězství
Festival participation: Beijing International Film Festival 2019, Hamburg Film Festival 2018, Robert Festival 2019
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