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A War (2015)

Krigen (original title)
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The story of a Danish commander, who is accused of civil murder in Afghanistan, while trying to save his squad.


Tobias Lindholm


Tobias Lindholm
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Pilou Asbæk ... Claus Michael Pedersen
Tuva Novotny ... Maria Pedersen
Søren Malling ... Martin R. Olsen
Charlotte Munck ... Kajsa Danning
Dar Salim ... Najib Bisma
Dulfi Al-Jabouri ... Lutfi 'Lasse' Hassan
Cecilie Elise Sondergaard Cecilie Elise Sondergaard ... Figne
Adam Chessa Adam Chessa ... Julius
Andreas Buch Bogwardt Andreas Buch Bogwardt ... Elliot
Petrine Agger Petrine Agger ... Ulla
Martin Tamm Andersen Martin Tamm Andersen ... Michael Chidekel
Christian 'Krolle' Pedersen ... Kenneth 'Slagter' Jensen
Andre Fog Sorensen Andre Fog Sorensen ... Nikolai Jones
Daniel Ulvedal Jensen Daniel Ulvedal Jensen ... Danny Sorensen
David Barrett David Barrett ... Peter Rytter


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. Written by Nordisk Film Production A/S

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Duty goes beyond the battlefield.


Crime | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some war related images | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


This is the fourth time that actor Pilou Asbæk portrays a Danish soldier. First in a minor role in Forbrydelsen (The Killing) season two. Secondly in the TV-show 1864. Thirdly in 9. April and finally in Krigen (A War). See more »


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Nicely done, war movie among all the other war movies.
16 February 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

It's another movie that exploits Soldiers, that may sound harsh, but it's true. A War tugs at our sympathy for those who give their lives to fight for our freedom.

The movie is about Claus, a commander of a danish army unit in Afghanistan. He's a man who has to make tough command calls, calls that alter the faith of the men who are under his command and the people he came to protect. At the same time, his wife is at home trying to keep the fort held down taking care of their three children while he's on tour.

A War does have it's unique quality when Claus is put on trail for his command choices. This part slightly makes it a different story from all the rest of the support our troops messages I've seen in other recent pictures.

Otherwise, it reminds me of Hurt Locker, as the quality of production was superb, over a well orchestrated narrative.

But the movie does have the advantage of being about a hot topic, our troops.

I would definitely recommend for everyone to see A War, it is a good story about the family one leaves behind for the family he received when in the military and how though that can be on someone, and it's well done.

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Danish | Arabic | English

Release Date:

10 September 2015 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,095, 14 February 2016

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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