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This Life

Denmark 2012 | 110 min | | Colour | FF 2012
Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis (*1965) began as an actress, including a leading role in Lars von Trier‘s Idiots. She founded a prize-winning theatre company and has also written novels. This Life is her debut feature film.
The Hvidsten Group played an important part in the Danish resistance movement in World War II. The film of their turbulent story has been seen by 800,000 people in Denmark. The central character is Marius Fiil, owner of the Hvidsten Kro, a Jutland village inn.He has no intention of accepting the German occupation or profiting from it like other villagers. From 1943 onwards, together with his family and friends he hoards weapons and explosives dropped at night by RAF planes. Everything runs smoothly, until one day one of the resistance fighters is captured.

Director: Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis
Screenplay: Ib Kastrup, Jørgen Kastrup, Torvald Lervad
Cast: Jens Jørn Spottag, Bodil Jørgensen, Thomas Ernst, Marie Bach Hansen, Bjarne Henriksen, Anne Louise Hassing
Producer: Regner Grasten
Orig. Title: Hvidsten Gruppen - Nogen må dø for at andre kan leve
Original language: Danish
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Music: Simon Ravn
Camera: Morten Bruus
Set Designer: Peter de Neergaard
Cutter: Jacob Thomdahl, Klaus de León Heinecke, Martin Bønsvig Wehding
Format: dcp

Printsource: Danish Film Institute
Production Company: Regner Grasten Filmproduktion A/S

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