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ERNA AT WAR

by Henrik Ruben Genz

synopsis

1918. World War I rages in Europe while Erna Jensen tends to her ordinary life at home in Bramstrup, with her simple-minded son, Kalle. One day the village constable comes to enlist Kalle for military service for the German Empire – of which Southern Jutland is a part. If Erna is to save Kalle from certain death, she must follow him through thick and thin. Upon a chance meeting with a deserting solder she trades identities. Now disguised as Private Julius Rasmussen, Erna heads for the front. In her encounters with the other soldiers and in the presence of the war, unknown sides of Erna are awoken. This is the story of a woman who won’t let a war prevent her from fighting for what she loves.

international title: Erna at War
original title: Erna i krig
country: Denmark, Estonia, Belgium
sales agent: TF1 Studio
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Henrik Ruben Genz
film run: 100'
screenplay: Bo Hr. Hansen, Henrik Ruben Genz
cast: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sylvester Espersen Byder
cinematography by: Jørgen Johansson
film editing: Anders Skov
art director: Jette Lehmann
costumes designer: Pille Küngas
music: Mihkel Zilmer
producer: Birgitte Hald, Nynne Marie Selin Eidnes
co-producer: Sébastien Delloye, Esko Rips
executive producer: Bo Ehrhardt
associate producer: François Touwaide
line producer: Madara Kalnina, Raquel Morte
production: Nimbus Film, Estonian Film Institute / Eesti Filmi Instituut, Entre Chien et Loup, Nafta Films
backing: Danish Film Institute (DK), TV2 Denmark (DK), FilmFyn (DK), TV4 (SE), Estonian Film Institute (EE), Tartu Film Fund (EE), Wallimage (BE), Creative Europe MEDIA
distributor: Scanbox Entertainment Denmark
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