Based on the Karen Blixen novel ’Ehrengard’ from 1962, director Bille August and Netflix comes together filming a new movie. Sidse Babett Knudsen and Mikkel Boe Følgaard stars in the lead roles. Christopher Læssø stars in a supporting role.
The film takes place in the fairytale-univers 'Babenhauen', where the young self-appointed love expert, Cazotte gets hired by the scheming great-dutchess to help the prince find a princess and secure an heir to the throne. However, the plan backfires and when an heir is consieved outside of marriage, the royal family must escape to the Rosenbad castle. In the meantime, Cazotte falls in love with the maid Ehrengard and he slowly comes to the realization, that he is no love expert after all.
Anders August (‘Lykke-Per’, 2018 and ‘Marco Effekten’, 2021) has written the manuscript, while the scenography is by the Queen Margrethe II of Denmark who has a previous history of being a scenographer for the royal theatre through the years. Marcella Dichmann has produced for SF-Studios.
Director Bille August says:” To have Ehrengard filmed as a Netflix-movie is a big oppotunity – and I am thrilled to introduce this fascinating story about seduction and lust to a global audience. The queen has created the most amazing decoupage to the event, and they will be the dominant feature of the film’s overall scenographic expression.”
The film premieres globally on Netflix in 2023.