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WITH A RIGHT TO KILL

by Morten Henriksen

synopsis

A film examining an incident in Danish history: the liquidations of 400 persons by the Danish resistance movement during the German occupation. After a long silence and for the first time on film, a number of people who participated in the liquidations discuss their experiences and the consequences. After the war, the liquidations were covered up. It was a conscious policy that left a bloody trail through the lives of many people. The film consists of interviews, documentary footage and reconstructions of important events.
Based on a novel by Peter Øvig Knudsen.

international title: With a Right to Kill
original title: Med ret til at dræbe
country: Denmark
year: 2003
genre: documentary
directed by: Morten Henriksen
film run: 110'
release date: DK 28/10/2003
screenplay: Gert Duve Skovlund, Frank Corsaro, Morten Henriksen
cinematography by: Morten Søborg
film editing: Kasper Leick
art director: Søren Kragh Sørensen
music: Anthony Lledo
producer: Lise Lense-Møller
production: Magic Hour Films APS, DFI - Danish Film Institute, DR TV
backing: Ministry of Education, The Augustinus Fund, The Frimodt-Heineke Fund; The Bodil Pedersen Fund; The G. & E. & Jorck's Fund