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

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 25 nominations.
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Claus Michael Pedersen
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Maria Pedersen
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Martin R. Olsen
Charlotte Munck ...
Kajsa Danning
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Najib Bisma
Dulfi Al-Jabouri ...
Lutfi 'Lasse' Hassan
Cecilie Elise Sondergaard ...
Figne
Adam Chessa ...
Julius
Andreas Buch Bogwardt ...
Elliot
Petrine Agger ...
Ulla
Martin Tamm Andersen ...
Michael Chidekel
Christian 'Krolle' Pedersen ...
Kenneth 'Slagter' Jensen
Andre Fog Sorensen ...
Nikolai Jones
Daniel Ulvedal Jensen ...
Danny Sorensen
David Barrett ...
Peter Rytter
Christopher Siemssen ...
C. Nielsen
Marie Elver Windekilde ...
Katrine Petersen
Jonas Dienstrup ...
Lars Holm
Phillip Sem-Dambæk ...
Brian Brask (as Phillip Sem Dambæk)
Peter Skjerbaek ...
Jeppe Gram
Jakob Frølund ...
Terkel Sand
Nikkel Sloth Wismann ...
Rene Skovgaard
Heine Kaarsberg ...
Andreas Dybdal
Nikolaj Seefeld Mortensen ...
Adam Nielsen
Daniel ...
Jan Danebod / Marius Andersen
Peter Heering ...
Oberst William Hjort
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Anders Holm
Hallilullah Hossani ...
Afghansk Familie
Akime Hossani ...
Afghansk Familie
Meyrem Hossani ...
Afghansk Familie
Iman Hossani ...
Afghansk Familie
Marianne Levy ...
Dommer
Per Laudrup Jørgensen ...
Domsmand 1
Bent Aa Frederiksen ...
Domsmand 2
Anders Rohde ...
Auditorfuldmaegtig 1
Ali Erkek ...
Auditorfuldmaegtig 2
Birgitte Perssen ...
SFO-Leder
Hans Gottlieb ...
Laege
Wicky Fangel Petersen ...
Sygeplejersker
Chenxi Huang ...
Sygeplejersker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Morten Bennebo ...
Retsbetjent (uncredited)
Morten Feldt ...
Army Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tobias Lindholm

Written by

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Tobias Lindholm ... ()

Produced by

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Olivier Courson ... executive producer
Rene Ezra ... producer
Ron Halpern ... executive producer
Lena Haugaard ... executive producer
Maj-Britt Paulmann ... line producer (as Maj-Britt Paulmann Dalsgaard)
Tomas Radoor ... producer
Alex Sutherland ... line producer
Henrik Zein ... executive producer

Music by

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Sune Wagner ... (original music by) (as Sune Rose Wagner)

Cinematography by

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Magnus Nordenhof Jønck

Film Editing by

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Adam Nielsen

Editorial Department

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Jacob Clemmensen ... post-production coordinator
Daði Jónsson ... on-line & conform

Casting By

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Tanja Grunwald

Production Design by

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Thomas Greve

Art Direction by

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Burak Yerlikaya
Nasser Zoubi ... (second unit)

Costume Design by

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Louize Nissen

Makeup Department

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Tamay Karaloglu ... make up assistant
Paul McGuinness ... special makeup effects artist
Bjørg Serup ... makeup & hair designer

Production Management

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Berk Bengu ... unit production manager
Mette Høst Hansen ... post-production supervisor
Carlos Ruiz Boceta ... production manager: Spain Unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Anders Barlebo ... first assistant director
Alican Durbas ... third assistant director
Yanal Kassay ... first assistant director: second unit
Belkis Turan ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Efe Erdogan ... Standby Props Master
Emrah Istanbullu ... assistant art director
Ece Kiltac ... set dresser
Lasse Strøm ... graphic designer
Firat Uçan ... assistant art director
Zeynep Yergüz ... property master

Sound Department

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Francisco Juan Burguillo ... sound assistant: Spain
Morten Green ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Oguz Kaynak ... boom operator
Jonas Langkilde ... sound recordist
Khaldoun Oweis ... audio engineer: second unit
Andreas Sandborg ... sound assistant
Oskar Skriver ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Ozan Akman ... special effects supervisor
Behic Aktan ... special effects assistant
Juan Ramón Molina ... special effects supervisor: Spain
Alican Yildiz ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Dan Dirckinck-Holmfeld ... digital compositor
Dann Damgaard Sandgreen ... compositor
Thomas Øhlenschlæger ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Volkan Deniz ... stunt performer
Ignacio Herráez ... stunt coordinator: Spain
Mehmet Ozdemir ... assistant stunt coordinator
Serdar Taskesenlioglu ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tue Bengtsson ... bestboy
Zelfi Elcin Kirca Gokce ... digital image technician
Seda Kisacik ... second assistant camera
Andreas Krohn ... first assistant camera
Aslak Lytthans ... gaffer
Jan Bastian Muñoz Marthinsen ... camera trainee (as Jan Bastian Marthinsen)
Evren Ozfirat ... electrician
Ian N. Tomkins ... director of photography: second unit

Casting Department

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Selim Akcay ... extras casting
Ahmet Selçuk Bay ... casting manager

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Beril Sinan ... costumer

Location Management

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Chele Guardia ... location production assistant
Karim Kheir ... location manager: second unit
Rasmus Rise ... location manager: additional
Teresa Rosado ... assistant location manager (as Teresa Rosado del Moral)
Inanc Telci ... location manager

Music Department

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Patricio Pock-Steen Fraile ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Lee David Hollingsworth ... directors and producers driver
Melele Sánchez ... transportation manager. Spain unit
Ercan Temel ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Raya Aburub ... jordan unit production coordinator
Nilay Ada ... assistant production accountant
Jamal Al Adwan ... jordan unit location scout
Matilda Appelin ... producer assistant
Serdar Atik ... production accountant
Yelin Bilgin ... production coordinator
Cecilie Anna Christiansen ... production coordinator
Umut Erdogan ... production assistant
Dominik Fenster ... voice artist
Waleska Infante ... production assistant
Volkan Kaplan ... production assistant
Andrés Leal ... production assistant (as Andrés Leal Chele)
Marc Leroyer ... weapons coordinator
Oguz Mac ... runner
Freddy Neumann ... press
Mar Pozo Lara ... production coordinator: Spain unit
Adalet Uzum ... Weapons Handler

Thanks

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Kathryn Bigelow ... the director wishes to thank
Thomas Vinterberg ... the director wishes to thank

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Duty goes beyond battlefield. See more »
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Also Known As
  • A War (France)
  • A War (World-wide, English title)
  • A War (Germany)
  • A War (Una guerra) (Spain)
  • Egy háború (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,113,277

Did You Know?

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Trivia Four of the cast members are real Danish soldiers who have been stationed in Afghanistan. See more »
Soundtracks Sweetness See more »

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