By Roni Ezra


Title: APRIL 9TH
Original title: 9.APRIL
Director: Roni Ezra
Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Lars Mikkelsen, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Martin Greis, Joachim Fjelstrup
Genre: Drama
Duration: 94 min
Language: Danish
Additional Languages: Deutsch
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Tobias Lindholm
Cinematographer: Philippe Kress, DFF
Editor: Peter Brandt
Production Company: Nordisk Film A/S
Producers: Tomas Radoor, René Ezra
Production year: 2015
Executive producers: Henrik Zein, Lena Haugaard
Budget EUR: 3.0M
Local release: 12-04-2015
Film status: Internationally Premiered

In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against the strongest army in Europe. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle and motorcycle companies are summoned in order to hold back the German forces, until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized. During these crucial hours we follow second lieutenant Sand and his bicycle company. They will, as the first Danish soldiers, meet the enemy in combat on April 9th, 1940.