31 AUG 2021

Netflix unveils new Danish feature film adaptation, “Ehrengard”

The project adapted by Karen Blixen and directed by Billie August, will represent the latest works of author, Karen Blixen, who passed away in 1962.The project will also be brought alive by Anders August, who will serve as scriptwriter.

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 Netflix will soon release a new Danish Netflix feature film, "Ehrengard," directed by award-winning Bille August.“I am proud and thrilled to bring Ehrengard to life on Netflix," Director co-production & acquisition EMEA at Netflix, Lina Brounéus, said. "With such a strong creative team in Bille August and Anders August, our close partners SF Studios producing combined with the extraordinary decoupages from Queen Margrethe II, I feel confident that this timeless tale will be just as epic, ingenious and witty as Karen Blixen’s masterpiece from 1962.” 

The film is based on one of the last works of Karen Blixen, who passed away in 1962. Anders August serves as scriptwriter for the project, while Marcella Dichmann at SF Studios is scheduled to produce. The development of the project, carried out by Jacob Jørgensen and JJ Film, has lasted a decade.“'Ehrengard' being realized as a Netflix film is a grand opportunity - and I'm really looking forward to introducing this fascinating story of seduction and desire to a global audience," Director Bille August, said. "The Queen has created the most fantastic decoupages for the occasion, and they will be the dominant feature of the film’s overall scenographic expression."

"Ehrengard" will feature set design by Queen Margrethe II.  The story showcases the fairytale kingdom of Babenhausen,  where Cazotte is hired by the scheming Grand Duchess to help her secure an heir. While searching for a suitable future Princess, Cazotte teaches the shy Crown Prince the art of seduction and lovemaking.

Their plan soon backfires, however, when an heir is conceived out of wedlock and the royal family has to seek refuge in the castle of Rosenbad. “I am deeply honored to be part of this wonderful project, about a woman's clever response to male seduction," Producer, Marcella Dichmann, said. "Bille August is an icon of Scandinavian film and together with the decoupages created by Queen Margrethe II, the vision is strong for this film. For me it is an amazing privilege working with this film and together with Netflix being able to share it globally."

'Ehrengard' being realized as a Netflix film is a grand opportunity - and I'm really looking forward to introducing this fascinating story of seduction and desire to a global audience. The Queen has created the most fantastic decoupages for the occasion, and they will be the dominant feature of the film’s overall scenographic expression.” Bille August Director, "Ehrengard"