Monday 7 March 2022

Film Review: A Fortunate Man (2018) (Drama)

A Fortunate Man (Lykke-Per)
Billie August (Director)
Esben Smed, Katrine Rosenthal

A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen's elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin. (Synopsis)

A Fortunate Man was an enjoyable historical drama. Per was an engaging character despite (or perhaps because of) his many flaws. The piece was beautifully shot and there are some wonderful moments. Running at nearly three hours, it is fairly long, and there were a few points here and there where I thought scenes could have been tightened a little, but it was a minor concern. Overall, if you like period drama with plenty of angst, this is a film worth watching. It gets 4.5 stars from me.

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