A War

Synopsis: Company commander Claus M. Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark Claus' wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Director(s): Tobias Lindholm
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 25 nominations.
115 min

- Hi.

Time to go home.

Come on.

Yes, Julius. Time to go.

Figne's waiting for us.

Come on.

Julius, sweetie?


Come on.

Daddy's calling today.

Come on.


- What's four plus four?

- That's so easy. Eight!

- You just kissed your date.

- You're so annoying.

- What's twenty plus twenty?

- Forty.

- Your butt is fat and naughty.

- Why are you always such a pain?

Stop it. Turn off the TV and take out

your glass. Dinner's in five minutes.

Figne. I know he's annoying.

Just leave him alone, okay?

Go and sit down.

Elliot, please go sit at the table.

We'll have dinner now.

- Cut it...

- Shall I cut it for you?

- "Dear Mom, please cut it for me."

- You're not "dear Mom"...

You little rascal.

You can have ketchup if you want.

We'll be done with dinner

in time for Dad's call.

- What time is it?

- 7:

- That's late.

- It sure is, Elliot.

- Why...

- You can go watch TV.

- I want milk.

- So have some.

Easy, easy, easy...

Well done.

I can drink so much...

I can drink so much milk.

I know.

You can drink a whole liter.

That was not good for me...

"Not good for you..."

That's okay, don't worry about it.

How are you?


How old was he?

Are you okay?

Okay. Good.

We're... we're fine.

We're fine, I mean...

They... sure, they behave

from time to time, you know?

And they're... annoying at times.

It's pretty much as usual.

Yeah, ha-ha for you. Really funny.

You can look forward to coming home

to these little brats.

Elliot just woke up.

Can you call back in two minutes?



Love you too.

Talk to you soon, okay?

Yes, I will.

Hey, babe. Bye.


What's up?

I want to go home now.

After that morning with Anders...

He wasn't meant to stand there.

He took my place.

And he got blown to pieces.

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Tobias Lindholm

Tobias Lindholm (born 1977) is a Danish screenwriter and film director best known for gritty moral dramas. Lindholm first received attention for his work as a television writer on the popular Danish political TV-series Borgen, credited on all 20 episodes of the series first two seasons, either as an episode writer or storyline contributor. Then, in 2011, Lindholm was awarded a special Bodil Award for having two feature films Submarino (as co-writer) and R (as director and writer) in competition for that year's Best Danish Film, which the latter movie also won. His hostage drama A Hijacking (2012) premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival in the Orizzonti section.He is also a frequent collaborator with film director Thomas Vinterberg, with whom he has written the screenplays for feature films Submarino (2010) and The Hunt (2012). Lindholm directed the 2015 drama A War (Danish: Krigen) about a Danish military company in Afghanistan that is captured by the Taliban, and the commander is accused of war crimes. The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. more…

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