This Life - Some Must Die, So Others Can Live

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This Life - Some Must Die, So Others Can Live
Hvidstengruppen - Nogel må dø for at andre kan leve
Denmark, 2012, 122 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: History, War, Woman Director
Program: New Voices/New Visions
Language: Danish English Sub-Titles

Awards: Winner: Audience Award, Hamburg Film Festival

Germany occupies Denmark on April 9, 1940. Although the Danish government decides to cooperate with the occupying forces, some citizens actively resist. Based on fact, This Life tells the story of the Hvidsten group, comprised of ordinary men and women from a village in eastern Jutland who received and hid agents and supplies dropped by British aircrafts. Rivaling the big budget resistance epic Flame & Citron as a Danish box office phenomenon, this intimate, affecting historical drama maintains a tone of simple dignity and national pride. It’s an auspicious directorial debut for actress Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis (best known here for von Trier’s The Idiots).

When innkeeper Marius Fiil first organizes a local network to pick up and conceal the men and materiel parachuted in, the risk seems negligible and the work a thrilling adventure. His son, son-in-law and daughters all participate, along with the vet, the miller, a mechanic, and some farmers. But events eventually take a grimmer turn. Bring plenty of tissues!

Winner: Audience Award, Hamburg Film Festival

Director Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis expected to attend January 9 & 11 screenings

DIRECTOR: Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis
Producer: Regner Grasten
Editor: Jacob Thomdahl, Klaus de León Heinecke, Martin Bønsvig Wehding
Screenwriter: Ib Kastrup, Jørgen Kastrup, Torval Lervad
Cinematographer: Morten Bruus
Music: Simon Ravn
Principal Cast: Jens Jørn Spottag, Bodil Jørgensen, Thomas Ernst, Marie Bach Hansen, Bjarne Henriksen, Anne Louise Hassing
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Danish Film Institute - www.dfi.dk


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