A War | Krigen

2015 | 115 minutes | Crime, Drama, War
3.6 out of 5 stars

Director: Tobias Lindholm
Written by: Tobias Lindholm
Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Alex Høgh Andersen, Tuva Novotny, Dar Salim

A War highlights the consequences of war on all its participants – from soldiers and civilians to family and loved ones.

Company commander Claus Michael Pedersen and his men are stationed in Helmand, Afghanistan. Meanwhile back in Denmark, with a husband at war and three children missing their father, everyday life is a struggle for Claus’ wife Maria.

During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy Taliban crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that ultimately sees him return to Denmark accused of a war crime.