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9. APRIL

by Roni Ezra

synopsis

In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against all odds, hold back the forces until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized. In the fatal hours, we follow second lieutenant Sand (Pilou Asbæk) and his bicycle company - they will as the first Danish soldiers meet the enemy in combat on April 9th 1940.

international title: 9. April
original title: 9. April
country: Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Roni Ezra
film run: 93'
release date: DK 12/03/2015
screenplay: Tobias Lindholm
cast: Pilou Asbæk, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Lars Mikkelsen, Joachim Fjelstrup
music: Jonas Struck
producer: René Ezra, Thomas Radoor
production: Nordisk Film Production A/S
backing: DFI, TV2, Haderslev
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution