A Fortunate Man

A Fortunate Man (Danish: Lykke-Per) is a 2018 Danish drama film directed by Bille August. In August 2018, it was one of three films shortlisted to be the Danish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. The film is based upon the eight-volume novel translated into English as Lucky Per, written by Danish Nobel Prize-winning author Henrik Pontoppidan. It was originally published between 1898 and 1904. The film was released on American Netflix streaming on 19 April 2019.


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