The Promised Land


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Feb 3 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, Feb 5 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Feb 7 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2023
Run Time:127 minutes
Production Country:Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany
Original Language:Danish, Swedish, German, Norwegian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Nikolaj Arcel
Cast:Mads Mikkelsen
Amanda Collin
Gustav Lindh
Kristine Kujath Thorp
Morten Hee Andersen


“The Promised Land” — from Denmark — is shortlisted for the Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film.

In 18th century Denmark, Captain Ludvig Kahlen (Mads Mikkelsen) — a proud, ambitious, but impoverished war hero — sets out to tame a vast, uninhabitable land on which seemingly nothing can grow. He seeks to start farming crops, build a colony in the name of the King, and gain a noble title for himself.

This beautiful but forbidding area also happens to be under the rule of the merciless Frederik De Schinkel, a preening nobleman who realizes the threat Kahlen represents to his power.

Struggling against the elements and local brigands, Kahlen is joined by a couple who have fled the clutches of the rapacious De Schinkel. As this group of misfits begins to build a small community in this inhospitable place, De Schinkel swears vengeance, and the confrontation between him and Kahlen promises to be as violent and intense as these two men.