Across the Waters (Fuglene over sundet) | Denver Film Society | Nicolo Donato | Denmark

Across the Waters

Fuglene over sundet

Nicolo Donato

Danish, GermanEnglish SubtitlesDenmark201694 min

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Overview

Enjoying the nightlife of 1943 Copenhagen, jazz guitarist Arne Itkin (David Dencik) is seemingly immune to the hardships of war even as Denmark falls under the control of Nazi Germany. He is initially skeptical when his terrified wife Miriam hears rumors of the round-up and deportation of Danish Jews. Then an overnight raid forces the couple to flee their home with five-year-old son Jakob in tow. Aided by a church pastor and members of the underground resistance, they set out on a journey for the fishing village of Gilleleje, where refugees await passage to Sweden by boat. Amid lurking danger from the Gestapo and its collaborators, the family puts its fate in the hands of strangers whose allegiances and motives are not always clear.

Based on true events, this suspense-filled drama is directed and co-written by Nicolo Donato, whose own grandfather was among the courageous Danish fishermen to ferry war refugees to safety.

Producer: Peter Bech, Tristan Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan | Editor: Morten Egholm, Frederik Strunk | Cinematographer: Aske Foss | Screenwriter: Per Daumiller, Nicolo Donato
Cast: David Dencik, Danica Curcic, Jakob Cedergren, Nicolas Bro, Laura Bro, Morten Holst

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