Mads Mikkelsen Leads a Historical Epic in First Trailer for The Promised Land


The Promised Land is a gripping historic epic drama starring Mads Mikkelsen, based mostly on a Danish bestseller a couple of proud captain tasked with constructing a colony on barren heath. The movie, directed by Nikolaj Arcel and co-written by Anders Thomas Jensen, explores the challenges confronted by the captain as he encounters opposition from each the land and the ruthless landowner. The Promised Land scheduled will compete for the Golden Lion on the eightieth Venice Worldwide Movie Pageant.

The worldwide trailer and poster for The Promised Land, a brand new historic epic drama starring Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future), has been launched. Within the phrases of TrustNordisk, the movie is “a gripping story in regards to the conquest of the heath, the story of a proud and uncompromising man, and the lady who turns into his ally within the combat towards evil, dying and perdition.” And it is the based mostly on the 2020 Danish bestseller Kaptajnen og Ann Barbara or The Captain and Ann Barbara for the English audio system amongst us. Take a look at the trailer for The Promised Land courtesy of TIFF Trailers under:

For anybody who hasn’t learn Kaptajnen og Ann Barbara, The Promised Land (or Bastarden within the authentic Danish) will inform the true story of Ludvig Kahlen, an impoverished captain who, on the behest of his king, units out on a process that appears unattainable. Kahlen has to construct a colony on a stretch of barren Danish heath. From the trailer, you may see that Kahlen encounters simply as many issues from the individuals round him as he does the land that he is making an attempt to tame as he falls foul of a cruel landowner whose spouse seeks refuge with Kahlen. The landowner will do every part to drive Kahlen away and on the similar time precise a merciless revenge.

The Promised Land was directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), who additionally co-wrote the script alongside Danish author and director Anders Thomas Jensen (Riders of Justice). Arcel and Jensen have beforehand labored collectively on the large display adaptation of Stephen King’s The Darkish Tower starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Jensen additionally wrote the script for The Salvation, the acclaimed western that Mikkelsen additionally starred in.

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The Promised Land Will Compete for the Golden Lion on the eightieth Venice Worldwide Movie Pageant

Mads Mikkelsen in The Promised Land Nordisk Movie Distribution A/S/Magnolia Photos

Amanda Collin will star in The Promised Land alongside Mikkelsen. You could know Collins from the sci-fi sequence Raised by Wolves, the place she performed an android named Mom. Raised by Wolves was a Ridley Scott produced science fiction present that originally aired on HBO Max, however has since been eliminated. Fortunately, you may nonetheless watch the present on The Roku Channel and Tubi, for anybody who’s . Collin was additionally in Division Q: A Conspiracy of Religion the place she performed Rakel, a non secular mom of two kidnapped youngsters.

The opposite forged members of the movie contains Magnus Krepper (Queen of Hearts, The Inspector and the Sea), Simon Bennebjerg (Borgen, A Report on the Occasion and the Friends), Gustav Lindh (The Northman, Burn All My Letters), Kristine Kujath Thorp (Ninjababy, Sick of Myself), Morten Hee Andersen (Margrete-Queen of the North, Ship Us), Jacob Lohmann (Riders Of Justice, Out of Tune) and Felix Kramer (Darkish, Black Field).

In response to Selection, The Promised Land is scheduled for launch in Denmark on October 5. Nevertheless, you’ll nonetheless have an opportunity to see the film even for those who do not reside in Denmark, as The Promised Land has been pre-sold to over 50 territories, which embody the U.S., Germany, France, Benelux, and Hungary.

The Promised Land will debut on 31 August 2023 on the eightieth Venice Worldwide Movie Pageant the place it is going to compete for the Golden Lion.