BEFORE IT ENDS

By Anders Walter

 From the Academy Award®- winning director of 'HELIUM' and featuring Pilou Asbæk 

FACTS

Title: BEFORE IT ENDS
Original title: BEFRIELSEN
Director: Anders Walter
Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Morten Hee Andersen, Peter Kurth, Ulrich Thomsen
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Anders Walter
Cinematographer: Rasmus Heise
Editor: Lars Wissing
Production Company: Nordisk Film
Producers: Miriam Nørgaard, Mette Høst Hansen, Tomas Radoor
Production year: 2022
Executive producers: Henrik Zein
Budget EUR: 4.1M
Local release: 21-09-2023
Film status: In production

BEFORE IT ENDS is inspired by true events and depicts a dark chapter in the history of Denmark: The handling of the approximately 250,000 German refugees who came to Denmark right before the country’s liberation in the spring of 1945. When a Folk High School is turned into an internment camp for German refugees, the headmaster couple Jakob and Lis, and their children are thrust into an impossible situation. Should the family go against the Danes' anti-German sentiment and help the refugees - or stand firm in the resistance against the Germans?

The feature is a touching and nerve-wrecking drama about the final stages of the occupation and a nation under pressure.

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