A War

Tuesday 22 November 2016 8pm

Dir: Tobias Lindholm Denmark 2015

Language: Danish, English, Pashto with subtitles Running time: 115 mins Cert: 15A

Starring: Pilou Asbaek, Tuva Novotny, Soren Malling, Charlotte Munck, Dar Salim, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Alex Hogh Andersen

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"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." – Venice International Film Festival 2015

Director's Statement "I have never been a solider. I have never been at war. I have only observed war; in the news and as entertainment. So when I decided to make Krigen, I had to find people who had witnessed war; Danish soldiers and Taliban warriors, relatives and refugees. I needed to understand the complexity and the logic although not to tell the truth about warfare for I do not believe that such truth exists. But in order to tell stories about humans in war. Because they do exist. And to me Krigen is about them."