TrustNordisk has unveiled the trailer and poster for “The Promised Land,” also known as Bastarden originally in Danish, starring Mads Mikkelsen (“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”). The film will be premiering at the 2023 Venice Film Festival.
Via Venice: “In 1755, the impoverished captain Ludvig Kahlen sets out to conquer the harsh, uninhabitable Danish heath with a seemingly impossible goal: to build a colony in the name of the King. In exchange, he’ll receive a desperately desired Royal name for himself. But the sole ruler of the area, the merciless Frederik de Schinkel, arrogantly believes this land belongs to him. When de Schinkel learns the maid Ann Barbara and her servant husband have escaped for refuge with Kahlen, the privileged, spiteful ruler swears revenge, doing everything in his power to drive the captain away. Kahlen will not be intimidated and engages in an unequal battle — risking not only his life, but also that of the family of outsiders that formed around him.”
Mikkelsen stars opposite Amanda Collin (“Raised by Wolves”). The cast is completed by Magnus Krepper (“Queen of Hearts”), Simon Bennebjerg (“Borgen”), Gustav Lindh (“The Northman”), Kristine Kujath Thorp (“Ninjababy”), Morten Hee Andersen (“Margrete: Queen of the North”), Jacob Lohmann (“Riders Of Justice”) and Felix Kramer (“Dark”).
The Promised Land, also known as Bastarden originally in Danish, is directed by acclaimed Danish writer / filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel, director of the films King’s Game, Island of Lost Souls, Truth About Men, A Royal Affair, and the 2017 The Dark Tower.