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by Laurits Munch-Petersen


The director sets out to discover how the death of his grandfather in the Spanish Civil War could split up his entire family for three generations. Like many other intellectuals at the time, Gustaf Munch- Petersen chose to volunteer in the International Brigades for his idealistic beliefs. He left his pregnant wife and little daughter in the middle of the night without saying goodbye. Was he a hero or a coward? With the ambition to break the taboo and reunite his family, the director takes us on a journey through the family secrets of three generations.

international title: Shadow of a Hero
original title: Skyggen af en helt
country: Denmark
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Laurits Munch-Petersen
film run: 90'
release date: DK 3/06/2015
screenplay: Anders Østergaard, Laurits Munch-Petersen, Jacob Ditlev
cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Laurits Munch-Petersen, Daniel Dencik, Ruth Brejnholm
cinematography by: Blai Tomàs
film editing: Jacob Ditlev
art director: Sabine Hviid
music: Peter Kyed
producer: Miriam Nørgaard
production: Fridthjof Film a/s, Danmarks Radio, Det Danske Filminstitut [DK]
distributor: DOXBIO [DK]
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