A Beautiful Life 2023 Movie Review
Life can be difficult sometimes, but it is as beautiful as it gets once we overcome the barriers that hold us back. Artists who aim to inspire people by sharing their thoughts through music, in particular, must overcome numerous rejections to reach the stage. The upcoming Netflix film A Beautiful Life attempts to evoke the same feeling through the inclusion of beautiful songs from Danish singer Christopher.
A Beautiful Life is an upcoming Danish musical drama written by Stefan Jaworski and directed by Mehdi Avaz. The film, which has a runtime of 98 minutes, addresses the challenges of a music artist while also emphasizing the value of love in one’s life, as seen in the teaser.
The filming reportedly began on December 22, 2022, in multiple locations throughout Denmark, including Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Ebeltoft, before wrapping up on March 15, 2023. Having said that, here’s everything we know about A Beautiful Life, including its plot, cast, trailer, and release date.
Netflix has released the official teaser for the film, and here’s our take on it. To draw in audiences, the two-minute teaser does not seek to mix the story with glimpses of musical performances. Instead, it provides us with just one scene highlighting the Danish singer Christopher, who plays Elliot in the film. While Elliot continues to sing his heartfelt song “Hope This Song Is For You,” a few people in the room listen to his angelic voice and are captivated by his talent.
In the film, Elliot is discovered by a high-profile music industry manager named Suzanne, who recognizes his talent after hearing his voice and sends him on his way to becoming a star. She introduces him to her estranged daughter Lilly, with whom he eventually falls in love and comes to understand her pivotal role in his ascent to success.
However, Elliot’s road to fame is littered with challenges that force him to confront his past traumas and test his emotional resilience. Will Elliot be able to make it as an acclaimed performer despite all of these obstacles?
Elliott, a young fisherman with an extraordinary voice, gets the chance of a lifetime when he is discovered by the successful high-profile music manager, Suzanne. Suzanne soon pairs Elliott with her estranged daughter and music producer, Lily. On his way to becoming a star, struggles from the past threaten not only his big breakthrough but also the budding love with Lily.
The teaser is brief, focusing solely on Elliot’s singing, but it also allows the audience to sense what the other characters who observe him while he sings feel. With a lovely romance story and plenty of difficulties of a musician, A Beautiful Life is bound to provide us with something to remember.
The film is fronted by famous Danish singer Christopher Lund Nissen, who began his musical career in 2011 and has since released five studio albums. Although this will be Christopher’s first film as a main protagonist, he has previously appeared as Mads in the Danish-language TV series Centrum and as Svend in the Netflix film Toscana. In a statement, Christopher remarked that playing Elliot was the most challenging thing he had ever done. In his own words:
Being a part of making and shaping this movie has been one of the most amazing journeys and creative processes I’ve ever been a part of. Playing this character, Elliott, was the most challenging thing I’ve ever done. The fact that this is my acting debut and coming out in 190 countries is pretty scary. But I am ultimately beyond excited and proud of this film, and I simply can’t wait to share it with everyone.
Meanwhile, Christine Albeck Borge plays Suzanne, the manager who discovers Elliot’s talent, and Inga Ibsdotter Lilleaas plays Lilly, the main character’s love interest. While the former is well-known for her works Darkness: Those Who Kill, The Other World, and The Bridge, the latter is renowned for her roles in The Last King, Betrayed, and Going West as Yiva, Amalie Laskov, and Lotte.
Ardalan Esmail, Sebastian Jessen, Paw Henriksen, Jonathan Harboe, Marie Askehave, Tobias Stelzner, Aksel True Kluver, Jonas Gulstroff, Ian Burns, and Jefferson Bond appear in the film’s supporting cast.
Mehdi Avaz, the director of successful films such as While We Live, Toscana, and Collision, is behind the helm for A Beautiful Life. The script for the film is written by Stefan Jaworski, who penned the scripts for Netflix’s Elves, Those Who Kill, and The Devil Below.
While Christopher provides the original music, Thomas Volmer Schulz, most notable for his work on Alfa, Collision, and Toscana, composes the score. The film is produced by Julie Rix Bomholt and Anna Malmkjaer Willumsen, with executive producers Lars Bjorn Hansen and Tim King, in association with SF Studios Production and Rocket Road Pictures.