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Shadow of a Hero (2015)

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A man sets out to discover how the death of his grandfather in the Spanish Civil War could split up the entire family for three generations.

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Grandson
Daniel Dencik ...
Daniel
Ole Sohn ...
Ole
Iris Munch-Petersen ...
Iris
Lucia Munch-Petersen ...
Lucia
Gustaf Munch-Petersen ...
Asger Schnack ...
Asger
Robert-Jan Maycock ...
Soldier from Britain
Torben Brostrøm ...
Torben
Knud Svart ...
Bus driver
Ebbe Munch Larsen ...
Merchant in Gudhjem
Ruth Brejnholm ...
Lisbet
Alan Warren ...
Civil war historian
Laura Baruel ...
Laura
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This is a film about a man who sets out to discover how the death of his grandfather in the Spanish Civil War could split up the entire family for three generations. Was this ancestor really the hero that he grew up hearing so much about, or rather a traitor as his elusive grandmother claims one night after a whole life in silence? On a journey from Copenhagen via the small, rocky island of Bornholm to the red mountains of Ebro in Spain, the grandson, Laurits, who's the director of this film, tries to excavate the layers of myth and memory in order to bring back together his family in the shadow of The Spanish Civil War. But does there even exist a red line through this erratic family of artists? The film is a modern genre mix of documentary, reenactments and archive written by Oscar nominated Anders Østergaard (Burma VJ) and edited by Jacob Thuesen (The Kingdom, etc). Director Laurits Munch-Petersen won an Oscar for his film school film "Between Us" and has since directed 2 feature ... Written by Fridthjof Film

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