A War

The real fight awaits the soldier often after he returns home. Master of quiet suspense Tobias Lindholm presents a superbly constructed Oscar-nominated drama.

Denmark 2015
  • Czech
115 min.

Company commander Claus M. Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark Claus' wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him – and his family back home.

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Director: Tobias Lindholm
Screenplay: Tobias Lindholm
Cinematography: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Music: Sune Wagner
Sound: Morten Green, Jonas Langkilde
Editing: Adam Nielsen
Production Design: Thomas Greve
Producer: Rene Ezra, Tomas Radoor
Costumes: Louize Nissen
Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Tuva Novotny, Søren Malling, Charlotte Munck, Dar Salim, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Cecilie Elise Sondergaard, Adam Chessa, Andreas Buch Bogwardt, Petrine Agger

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

2016 – Tuva Novotny (Best Actress)

Sundance Film Festival

2014 – Tobias Lindholm (Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award)