A War

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. “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 A War, I had to find people who had witnessed war; Danish soldiers and Taliban warriors, relatives and refugees.” (Tobias Lindholm)

Director's Biography
TOBIAS LINDHOLM, born in 1977, is an award-winning Danish director and screenwriter. He studied at the National Film School of Denmark and has written several episodes for the TV series The Summers and the international hit TV series and BAFTA winner Borgen. Lindholm co-wrote Vinterberg’s Submarino and The Hunt. R, a collaboration between Lindholm and Michael Noer, marks his debut as feature film director. A War was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. // Films (selection): R (2010), Kapringen (A Hijacking, 2012), Krigen (A War, 2016)
European Panorama Fiction · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2016
Tobias Lindholm
Denmark 2015
115 minutes
OV with English subtitles / OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Tobias Lindholm
Cinematography Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Editing Adam Nielsen
Sound/Sounddesign Morten Green
Music Sune Rose Wagner
With Pilou Asbaek, Tuva Novotny, Dar Salim, Søren Malling
Producer(s) René Ezra, Tomas Radoor (Nordisk Film A/S, DK)
Nordisk Film A/S Mosedalvej 14 2500 Valby, Denmark
Verleih in Österreich / Austrian Distribution
Constantin Film
Siebensterngasse 37
1070 Vienna, Austria

Weltpremiere / World Premiere  
Venice International Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status 
Austrian Premiere