Krigen (original title)
Company commander Claus M. 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.
A War does something brave and challenging in making its most sympathetic character responsible for the worst thing that happens in it: Pedersen’s motives in looking out for his men at all times are upright enough, but the bigger picture is ghastly, and Lindholm compels our grave scrutiny of the military mindset that even puts this power in his hands.
Dir: Tobias Lindholm, 2015, Denmark, 1hr 55min Subtitles
Stars: Alex Høgh Andersen, Pilou Asbæk, Tuva Novotny