The Great Northern War is over, and Vice Admiral Tordenskiold, star of the victorious Danish-Norwegian fleet, has no clue what to do with his life. His valet, Kold, persuades him to go on a vacation arguing that now is the time to marry and settle down. The trip turns into a fun and freewheeling road movie through Denmark. Women swoon at the sight of the attractive young man. He is a 1720s version of a modern day rock star. Gradually, clouds start to darken, and in Hannover, the increasingly alarmed Tordenskiold is forced into a suspicious duel by former Swedish archenemies seemingly bent on revenge.
Terribly Happy (2008) won the Grand Prix at Karlovy Vary and swept up a remarkable seven honours at the Danish Robert Awards, including award for Best Film. Tordenskiold is Genz’ sixth feature film. Leading actor Jakob Oftebro was Norway’s Shooting Star in 2014.
Jakob Oftebro, Martin Buch, Natalie Madueño, Kenneth M. Christensen