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Rent The Promised Land (2023)

3.9 of 5 from 58 ratings
2h 2min
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Synopsis:
In 1755, the impoverished Captain Ludvig Kahlen (Mads Mikkelsen) sets out to conquer the uninhabitable Danish heath in the name of the King. But the sole ruler of the area, the merciless Frederik de Schinkel (Simon Bennebjerg), who believes the land belongs to him, swears revenge when the maid Ann Barbara (Amanda Collin) and her serf husband escape for refuge with Kahlen.
Actors:
, , , Melina Hagberg, , , , , , , , , Laura Bilgrau Eskild-Jensen, , Hans Christian Lundgren, , , Jirí Konvalinka, , Zdenek Brüna
Directors:
Producers:
Louise Vesth
Voiced By:
Maddi Albregts, Zachary Allen-Thierry, Gerard Caster, Grant Corvin, Bradley Gareth, Brandon Hunt, Kelsey Jaffer, Macy Anne Johnson, Drake Kobler, Anthony Rodriguez, Alex Ross, Mel Valentine, Stephen Weese, Corey Wilder
Writers:
Nikolaj Arcel, Anders Thomas Jensen, Ida Jessen
Aka:
Bastarden / The Bastard
Studio:
Icon
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
Denmark
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/05/2024
Run Time:
122 minutes
Languages:
Danish Dolby Digital 2.0, Danish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.38:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Q&A with Director Nikolaj Arcel (28 mins)
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/05/2024
Run Time:
122 minutes
Languages:
Danish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.38:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Q&A with Director Nikolaj Arcel (28 Mins)

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Reviews (1) of The Promised Land

Very Watchable and Fascinating Danish film Set in 1755 - The Promised Land review by PV

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18/05/2024

This is not as good as ROYAL AFFAIR by the same director, also with the superb Mads Mikkelsen who makes any film (The Hunt) or TV series (Hannibal) watchable!

This is from a novel and I suppose it shows. Many authors now are keen (overly so perhaps) to include ethnic characters and show women being strong & independent, and this ticks those boxes. The Roma girl is great however and reveals the superstitions of country people all over Europe then.

It also has the biggest pantomime villain I have seen on screen since Alan Rickman in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. I mean really he could play the baddie in panto all Christmas long on the basis of his behaviour here! JUST this side of a cartoon character, but it's close!

It is fascinating as a story, set in 1755, based on truth apparently. The heath does not look like the heath I grew up near which was all gorse and broom and hawthorn trees, sometimes birch. The soil was sandy from an ancient shallow tropical sea, hence no farming interest. This is more heather moorland as in Scotland.

It is somewhat slow as a film, but intelligent.

4 stars

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