By Anders Walter


Original title: BEFRIELSEN (Danish title / UK title – TBA)
Director: Anders Walter
Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Lasse Peter Larsen, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Morten Hee Andersen, Peter Kurth and Ulric
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Anders Walter
Cinematographer: Rasmus Heise
Editor: Lars Wissing
Producers: Miriam Nørgaard, Mette Høst Hansen, Tomas Radoor
Production year: 2022
Executive producers: Henrik Zein
Film status: In production

BEFRIELSEN (Danish title / UK title – TBA) 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.