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Erna At War (2020)

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Feature film | Drama | War Duration 105:00

Erna At War

The year is 1918. The Great War is raging through Europe while Erna Jensen tends to her ordinary, tranquil life at home in Bramstrup where she lives with her simple-minded son, Kalle.
That is until the day when everything changes as the village constable Meier shows up to conscript Kalle for military service for the German Empire of which Southern Jutland, at this time, is a part.
Ever since Kalle’s dramatic birth, Erna has promised the Lord that no one should ever be allowed to touch so much as a single hair on the boy’s head and now she has to hand ...

Director: Henrik Ruben Genz

Keywords: mother | mother | motherhood | maternal care | World War I | war | army | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nimbus Film (Denmark)
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Drama, War
Text / Dialogue Danish, German
Duration 105:00


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Executive Producer Brigitte Hald | Bo Ehrhardt
Producer Brigitte Hald | Nynne Selin Eidnes
Co-producer Esko Rips | Sebastien Delloye
Director Henrik Ruben Genz
Screenwriter Bo Hr. Hansen
Cinematographer Jorgen Johansson
Art Director Jette Lehmann
Costume Designer Pille Küngas
Composer Mihkel Zilmer
Sound Designer Yves Bemelmans | Emmanuel de Boissieu
Editor Anders Skov

First releases

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  • in cinema: 20.11.2020, International Premiere, PÖFF, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 18.06.2021, all over Estonia, Estonia
  • in cinema: 29.10.2020, all over Denmark, Denmark

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2020, Programme: Official Competition - Jury Prize for The Best Actor - Ulrich Thomsen

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm