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"Critics’ Pick. PERHAPS THE BEST FILM YET SET AGAINST THE ONGOING MIDDLE EASTERN WARS."

- The Village Voice

"Powerful. A film done exactly right about a situation gone horribly wrong."

- LA TIMES

"Director Tobias Lindholm excels at documenting ungodly tense situations without the slightest bit of bluster."

- LA WEEKLY

"TREMENDOUS. Beautifully written. The sense of directorial sureness throughout can't be overstated."

- Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

"RIGOROUS AND ENGROSSING. It scrutinizes the Afghanistan conflict with consummate sensitivity and detail. A particularly gutsy showcase for Pilou Asbaek."

- Guy Lodge, Variety

"A tightly-wound, gripping story that evokes the pressures that these men feel and the solid bonds of attachments to their buddies. Few films have done a better job of examining the notion that there is often a difficulty between the law and justice."

- Harvey Karten, Showbiz

"A War is a realistic, clear-headed picture of a morally complex issue that has no clear-cut answers, though it certainly will encourage discussion. The film is tough but also tender, powerful and poignant, without the macho bluster of many war movies."

- Art for Progress

"TOBIAS LINDHOLM'S 'A WAR' MIGHT BE THE BEST MOVIE YET ABOUT THIS CENTURY'S MIDDLE EASTERN WARS."

- THE VILLAGE VOICE

"Some of the most thrilling and provocative commentary on war and its relation to modern society in ages."

- Criterion Cast

"Lindholm has the clarity and nuance of a gifted social novelist and the rare filmmaking ability to get his complicated perceptions on the screen."

- Film Comment

"Lindholm and Asbaek have forged one of the great filmmaker-actor partnerships in contemporary cinema."

- Film Comment

"A Smart, Sensitive, Troubling War Movie."

- Uproxx

"The action in “A War” unfolds so spontaneously, and unpredictably, that you share the young soldiers’ sense of danger without realizing it at first."

- The Wall Street Journal

"POWERFUL. A SUPERB DRAMA. A film done exactly right."

- Kenneth Turan, LA Times

"A DRAMA OF OUTSIZE POWER. Superb acting and skillful direction."

- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Stret Journal

"PERHAPS THE BEST FILM YET SET AGAINST THE ONGOING MIDDLE EASTERN WARS. Director Lindholm manages all the complexity without denying us the pleasures of suspenseful storytelling and without denying any character his or her empathy."

- Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"MEMORABLE."

- Anthony Lane, New Yorker

"IT PACKS A PUNCH. A terse tale of men in crisis."

- Anna Smith, Time Out NY

"HARROWING AND HEART-RENDING. Director Lindholm is already a master at creating immersive dramatic environments, then making them resound with far-reaching implications with the clarity and nuance of a gifted social novelist. Lindholm and Pilou Asbaek have forged ONE OF THE GREAT FILMMAKER-ACTOR PARTNERSHIPS IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA."

- Michael Sragow, Film Comment

" A SEARING PORTRAIT OF THE MODERN STATE OF BATTLE. Director Lindholm succeeds marvelously at making the film as realistic as possible."

- Mark Rifkin, This Week in NY

"A TREMENDOUS, PROVOCATIVE CAP TO DIRECTOR LINDHOLM’S UNOFFICIAL TRILOGY."

- Jessica Kiang, Playlist/Indiewire

"IT CONVEYS THE ON-THE-GROUND MAELSTROM OF COMBAT AS VIVIDLY AS ANY FILM ON THE SUBJECT. Rigorous and engrossing, with consummate sensitivity and detail."

- Guy Lodge, Variety

"If you’re a vet or a friend or family member of an OIF or OEF vet you need to watch A War."

- Free Range International

"It begs to be seen now."

- Leonard Maltin

" AMONG THE BEST WAR MOVIES OF ALL TIME"

- Peter Keough, Boston Globe

"POWERFUL. A SUPERB DRAMA. A film done exactly right."

- Kenneth Turan, LA Times

"A DRAMA OF OUTSIZE POWER. Superb acting and skillful direction."

- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Stret Journal

"A BEAUTIFUL, HAUNTING REVERBERATION THAT STAYS WITH YOU LONG AFTER YOU HAVE LEFT THE THEATER."

- Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

" AN INTENSE, HAUNTING DRAMA. Director Lindholm proves once again he’s one of the most skilled, subtle storytellers working today."

- Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer

"PERHAPS THE BEST FILM YET SET AGAINST THE ONGOING MIDDLE EASTERN WARS. Director Lindholm manages all the complexity without denying us the pleasures of suspenseful storytelling and without denying any character his or her empathy."

- Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"A COMPELLING THRILLER. A complex, outstanding film deserving its status as a best foreign language nominee."

- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"MEMORABLE."

- Anthony Lane, New Yorker

" TIMELY AND POWERFUL"

- John Hartl, Seattle Times

"A COMPELLING, STARTLINGLY REAL STORY"

- Tom Long, Detroit News

" IT PACKS A PUNCH. A terse tale of men in crisis."

- Anna Smith, Time Out NY

"HARROWING AND HEART-RENDING. Director Lindholm is already a master at creating immersive dramatic environments, then making them resound with far-reaching implications with the clarity and nuance of a gifted social novelist. Lindholm and Pilou Asbaek have forged ONE OF THE GREAT FILMMAKER-ACTOR PARTNERSHIPS IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA."

- Michael Sragow, Film Comment

" A SEARING PORTRAIT OF THE MODERN STATE OF BATTLE. Director Lindholm succeeds marvelously at making the film as realistic as possible."

- Mark Rifkin, This Week in NY

"A TREMENDOUS, PROVOCATIVE CAP TO DIRECTOR LINDHOLM’S UNOFFICIAL TRILOGY."

- Jessica Kiang, Playlist/Indiewire

"IT CONVEYS THE ON-THE-GROUND MAELSTROM OF COMBAT AS VIVIDLY AS ANY FILM ON THE SUBJECT. Rigorous and engrossing, with consummate sensitivity and detail."

- Guy Lodge, Variety

"A War expertly navigates the humanity and moral complexities found on two fronts in the War on Terror: Afghanistan and the home front."

- CBS News

ABOUT THE FILM

Company commander Claus M. Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark Claus' wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) 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.

CAST & CREW

Cast:
Pilou Asbæk
Tuva Novotny
Dar Salim
Søren Malling

Directed by:
Tobias Lindholm

Written by:
Tobias Lindholm

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