CAST: Pilou Asbaek, Tuva Novotny, Dar Salim DIRECTOR: Tobias Lindholm 2016 Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Film: in Danish, Arabic, English
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.
A scrupulous, unglamorized examination of battlefield decision-making - and its potentially devastating impacts, both there and back home.Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
It's a pity that "A War" will be seen by only a fraction of those who turned out for the pieties and yowling stereotypes of "American Sniper."Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"A War" is a film done exactly right about a situation gone horribly wrong.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times