A War
A War

A War

Director Tobias Lindholm

Production year 2015

Length 115min.

Country Denmark


The company commander Claus Michael Pedersen and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark Claus’ wife Maria is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him - and his family back home.


Tobias Lindholm
Tobias Lindholm



Rene Ezra, Tomas Radoor


Tobias Lindholm

Director of Photography

Magnus Nordenhof Jønck

Production designer

Thomas Greve

Music by

Sune Rose Wagner


Morten Green


Adam Nielsen


Pilou Asbæk, Alex Høgh Andersen, Dar Salim, Tuva Novotny, Søren Malling, Charlotte Munck, Dulfi Al-Jabouri

Production company(ies)

Nordisk Film Production A/S with the support from Danish Film Institute in association with DR, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Studiocanal

Tobias Lindholm

Since graduating as a screenwriter from the National Film School of Denmark in 2007, Tobias Lindholm's name has appeared on many of the most prominent Danish movie and TV productions, and was listed on Variety's 2013 list of the ten most promising young writers. But it is both as screenwriter and director that Tobias Lindholm has received great acclaim. He is also a frequent collaborator with film director Thomas Vinterberg, with whom he has written the screenplays for feature films Submarino (2010) and The Hunt (2012). In 2010, he both helmed and wrote the prison drama R (2010), which was a collaborative work with director Michael Noer. In 2012, he wrote and directed A Hijacking, which received both national and international acclaim, winning a Critics' Award (Bodil) for Best Danish Film as well as five Danish Academy Awards (Robert). And now, he has completed his next feature A War, once again with Pilou Asbæk in the leading role. Tobias Lindholm has also received great acclaim for his screenwriting work on Thomas Vinterberg's last three productions: Submarino (2010), the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated The Hunt (2012) and The Collective (2016). In 2013, Lindholm received the Sundance Institute – Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award for his preliminary work on A War.


R (2010, Co-dir.: Michael Noer), A Hijacking (2012), A War (2015).

FILMS 2016