The Promised Land

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The Promised Land
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The Promised Land


In 1755, the impoverished Captain Ludvig Kahlen 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, who believes the land belongs to him, swears revenge when the maid Ann Barbara and her serf husband escape for refuge with Kahlen.


Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt, Another Round), Amanda Collin (Raised by Wolves), Simon Bennebjerg (Borgen), Kristine Kujath Thorp (Sick of Myself), Gustav Lindh (The Northman)


Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair)


  • NomineeVenice Film FestivalGolden Lion (Best Film)
  • WinnerVenice Film FestivalSIGNIS Award - Honorable Mention
  • WinnerEuropean Film AwardsEuropean Actor
  • WinnerEuropean Film AwardsEuropean Cinematographer
  • WinnerEuropean Film AwardsEuropean Costume Designer