‘9.April’ is historically accurate, says Politiken



The Danish newspaper ‘Politiken’ has written an article all about the new film starring Pilou Asbaek, 9.April. Here’s a translation:

Claus Bundgaard Christensen, historian at the Roskilde University with a major in WWII is enthusiastic about the conveying of history in the film.

“It is in many ways a hyper realistic depiction of what the Danish soldiers experienced in Sonderjylland, the day the Germans invaded. The film shows how the Danish soldiers fought on isolated islands. They had no communication with each other, while the Germans constantly had radio contact. The Danes also did not have a clue what was going on in Copenhagen or in their barracks, and that is what the movie portrays well ”

You can read the whole article here

Politken also reviewed all of Pilou Asbaek’s films, which you can find here


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.