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Shadow of a Hero ()


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A grandchild 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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Gustaf (voice)
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Grandson
Daniel Dencik ...
Daniel
Ebbe Munch Larsen ...
Merchant in Gudhjem
Iris Munch-Petersen ...
Iris
Ole Sohn ...
Ole
Torben Brostrøm ...
Torben
Gustaf Munch-Petersen ...
Gustaf
Alan Warren ...
Civil war historian
Ursula Munch-Petersen ...
Ursula
Ruth Brejnholm ...
Lisbet
Robert-Jan Maycock ...
Soldier from Britain
Laura Baruël ...
Laura (as Laura Baruel)
Knud Svart ...
Bus driver
Lucia Munch-Petersen ...
Lucia
Asger Schnack ...
Asger

Directed by

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Laurits Munch-Petersen

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Anders Østergaard ... () &
Laurits Munch-Petersen ... () &
Jacob Ditlev ... ()
 
Laurits Munch-Petersen ... (story)

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Caroline Eybye ... line producer
Ronnie Fridthjof ... executive producer
Miriam Nørgaard ... producer
Regitze Oppenhejm ... associate producer
Sara Stockmann ... associate producer
Riina Sporring Zachariassen ... line producer

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Peter Kyed
Peter Peter

Cinematography by

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Blai Tomàs

Film Editing by

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Jacob Ditlev

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Jacob Clemmensen ... post producer
Mikael Ebbesen ... additional editor
Fanni Liv Engelbrecht ... b-editor
Tina Hedegaard ... post producer / post-production coordinator
Sune Kiefer ... additional editor
Gitte Kronborg ... post-production assistant
Morten G. Larsen ... additional editor
Ania de Sá Madsen ... assistant editor
Patrick Dræby Ravn ... assistant editor
Sarah Brandt Talreja ... post producer
Toke Rude Trangbæk ... post producer
Henrik Vincent Thiesen ... additional editor
Kristiane Waldhausen ... additional editor
Nils Zidore ... additional editor

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Sabine Hviid

Production Management

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Nicolai Boesen ... production manager
Christian Von der Recke ... production manager

Sound Department

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Jacob Davidsen ... foley artist
Hamid Hagh ... sound designer / sound editor

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Asger Peder Mortensen ... digital effects / visual effects artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kristoffer Engholm Aabo ... cinematographer: second unit
Jacob Ditlev ... additional cinematography
Stefan Kolasa ... additional cinematography
Christian Houge Laursen ... camera assistent & dit
Signe Markvad ... additional cinematography
Laurits Munch-Petersen ... additional cinematography
Jan Pallesen ... additional cinematography
Stig Stasig ... underwater camera operator

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Christina Amundsen ... production assistant
Chastine Kildebro Vestergaard Christiansen ... consultant
Emma Drost Jensen ... production assistant
Simone Jørgensen ... production assistant
Lisbet Matz ... research and clearance coordinator
Kasper Suder ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

Laurits Munch-Petersen sets out to discover how the death of his grandfather in the Spanish Civil War could split up the entire family for three generations. "Shadow of a Hero" is a universal story about the consequences of war. A personal story about a war hero who chose to volunteer in the international brigades for his idealistic beliefs - like many other intellectuals at the time - but he left his pregnant wife and little daugther in the middle of the night without saying goodbye. Was he a hero or a coward? It's a story about the other side of the medal. The grandchild and director of the film takes us on a journey through the family secrets of three generations - a story of a wife left behind and children being abandoned by their devastated mother. All a consequence of the heroic deeds of the grandfather and his early death. Since childhood Laurits heard about his famous grandfather, but as a modern family man Laurits decides to break the taboo in order to reunite his family. Oscar nominated documentarist Anders "Burma VJ" Østergaard and Student Oscar winning director Laurits Munch-Petersen wrote the script for this modern genre mix of documentary, reenactments and archive material. Written by Fridthjof Film

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Also Known As
  • Skyggen af en helt (Denmark)
  • Det underste land
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  • 90 min
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