Company commander Claus Pedersen and his men are stationed in Afghanistan. Back in Denmark, Claus’ wife and three kids are struggling. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in a crossfire. To save his men, Claus makes a decision that ultimately sees him return home accused of war crimes.
Frequent Thomas Vinterberg collaborator Tobias Lindholm follows his impressive debut A Hijacking with this nuanced, nail-biting sophomore feature. Part-thriller, part-courtroom drama, this war story more remarkable and rich for its characterisation, never shying away from difficult questions.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria