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This Life (2012)

Hvidsten gruppen (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 1 March 2012 (Denmark)
The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jens Jørn Spottag ... Marius Fiil
Bodil Jørgensen Bodil Jørgensen ... Gudrun Fiil
Thomas Ernst Thomas Ernst ... Niels Fiil
Laura Winther Møller Laura Winther Møller ... Gerda Fiil
Marie Bach Hansen ... Tulle Fiil
Jesper Riefensthal Jesper Riefensthal ... Peter Sørensen
Mia Ejlerskov Mia Ejlerskov ... Bitten Fiil
Bjarne Henriksen ... Albert Carlo Iversen
Janus Kim Elsig Janus Kim Elsig ... Henning Andersen (as Janus Elsig)
Henrik Vestergaard ... Johan Kjær
Niels Lund Boesen Niels Lund Boesen ... Niels Kjær (as Niels Boesen)
Arne Siemsen Arne Siemsen ... Søren Kristensen
Morten Christensen Morten Christensen ... Knud Christensen
Jakob Svarre Juhl Jakob Svarre Juhl ... Jens Stenz (as Jakob Svarre)
Peder Holm Johansen Peder Holm Johansen ... Anders Steensgaard
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The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.

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some must die so that others may live

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Drama | War

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Trivia

On January 11th 2019, it was announced on TV2's Eastern Jutland news that a sequel is in the making. They expect to start filming in April of 2020 and hope for a premiere in October that same year. The reason for the long wait is that a lot of research has to be done and it's not easy to come by because WWII became a taboo subject after Denmark's Liberation. They want to film in Spring, so that the season fits when it was announced that the Germans were pulling out which was on the eve of May 4th 1945. The next day, Denmark was liberated. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes the women are preparing meals in the kitchen while the men are playing cards. Both places the radios were switched on and you immediately hear the transmission of the speech of the Prime Minister. Before the invention of the transistor the components in a radio would need some ten seconds before they were warm enough to work properly and make the transmission work. See more »

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Featured in Hvidsten Gruppen: Bag kameraet (2012) See more »

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Incredibly acting
17 April 2014 | by erik-istrupSee all my reviews

After seeing the film, and now think back to what made the biggest impression, I can say that it is the stunning performance of the characters in the film. An incredibly authentic presentation, both in duologue and body language, and with a great empathy for each role. It is nice to see, that Denmark is still able to bring good acting to the world. The plot shows how naive and trusting in the cause and right the right thing to do, that would be necessary to start an upraising in the first place. The film stands out, by not containing the violence and brutality, that is most common among films describing this particular period. - Thank you for this experience.


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

1 March 2012 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hvidsten, Denmark

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,388,513
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Regner Grasten Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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