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Directed By

Tobias Lindholm

Written By

Tobias Lindholm




Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards


Pilou Asbæk | Tuva Novotny | Søren Malling


Major Claus M. Pedersen and his men are assigned to a province in Afghanistan, while in Denmark, his wife, Maria, tries to cope with everyday life and raise their three children alone. During a routine mission, the soldiers come under serious attack. To save his men, Claus will make a decision that will have serious consequences for him, but also for his family...


Tobias Lindholm's "A War" (2015) is a thought-provoking and intensely human drama that delves into the ethical complexities of modern warfare. Known for his meticulous storytelling and ability to portray deeply human characters, Lindholm presents a gripping narrative that challenges viewers to reflect on the moral dilemmas faced by soldiers.

To ensure the film’s authenticity, Lindholm collaborated closely with military advisors and veterans.

Known for his work on films like "A Hijacking" and the TV series "Borgen," Tobias Lindholm brings his signature style to "A War." His focus on realism, character-driven storytelling, and moral complexity is evident throughout the film, making it a compelling and thought-provoking watch.

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