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by Tobias Lindholm


Company commander Claus Michael Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in Helmand, Afghanistan. Meanwhile back in Denmark, with a husband at war and three children missing their father, everyday life is a struggle for Claus' wife Maria (Tuva Novotny). During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy Taliban crossfire. In order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that ultimately sees him return to Denmark accused of a war crime.

international title: A War
original title: Krigen
country: Denmark
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Tobias Lindholm
film run: 115'
release date: HU 3/03/2016, DE 14/04/2016, FR 1/06/2016
cast: Pilou Asbæk, Tuva Novotny, Dar Salim, Søren Malling, Charlotte Munck, Michael Gade Thomsen, Alex Høgh Andersen, Dulfi Al-Jabouri
cinematography by: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
film editing: Adam Nielsen
art director: Burak Yerlikaya
costumes designer: Louize Nissen
producer: René Ezra, Tomas Radoor
production: Nordisk Film Production A/S
distributor: StudioCanal, Nordisk Film A/S, StudioCanal Germany, Vertigo Media


main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2015Orizzonti
Zurich Film Festival 2015 
Zagreb Film Festival 2015 
Crossing Europe 2016 

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