THE WAY TO MANDALAY is an in- tense and poetic journey through the life of the Danish musician John Mogensen. From his childhood, to his first breakthrough with Four Jacks, to being forgotten and descending onto a destructive path – until he suddenly soars through the charts with his enormous breakthrough in 1971 with “Der Er Noget Galt I Danmark”.
John has Denmark at his feet with beloved classics such as “To Mennesker På En Strand”, “Så Længe Jeg Lever” and “Fut I Fejemøjet”.
THE WAY TO MANDALAY is a touching and beautiful love story between John and his wife Ruth, and their tumultuous marriage filled with warmth, passion, beers and chaos, and most of all the music, which is John’s greatest passion. But John’s struggle with his own perfectionism and his constant search for the absolute ends up eating him up from the inside out. John dies, but the music lives on…
Director Ole Bornedal
Writer Ole Bornedal
Main cast Rasmus Bjerg, Helle Fagralid, Harald Kaiser Hermann, Bebiane Kreutzmann, Carl Christian Riestra-Rasmussen, Troels Malling, Kasper Leisner, Laus Høybye, Peter Mygind, Lars Ranthe, Paw Henriksen
Producers Jonas Allen & Peter Bose
Format Feature Film
Genre Bio Pic Drama
Original Title Så længe jeg lever
Original Language Danish
Produced by Miso Film Denmark
International Sales TrustNordisk