September 2-12 2015: The Venice Film Festival


A War (Krigen)

Company commander Claus Michael Pedersen and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark Claus’ wife Maria 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.

Director: Tobias Lindholm

Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Tuva Novotny

Section: Orizzonti

Country: Denmark

Language: Danish, English, Pashto

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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.