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Erna at War

Henrik Ruben Genz, Denmark, 2020

100 min.DK/FeatureHistorical drama

1918. World War I rages in Europe while Erna Jensen tends to her ordinary life at home in Bramstrup, with her simple-minded son, Kalle. One day the village constable comes to enlist Kalle for military service for the German Empire – of which Southern Jutland is a part. If Erna is to save Kalle from certain death, she must follow him through thick and thin. Upon a chance meeting with a deserting solder she trades identities. Now disguised as Private Julius Rasmussen, Erna heads for the front. In her encounters with the other soldiers and in the presence of the war, unknown sides of Erna are awoken. This is the story of a woman who won’t let a war prevent her from fighting for what she loves.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Erna i krig
Danish title Erna i krig
Director Henrik Ruben Genz
Screenplay Bo hr. Hansen, Henrik Ruben Genz
Producer Birgitte Hald, Nynne Selin Eidnes
Director of Photography Jørgen Johansson
Editor Anders Skov
Sound Yves Bémelmans, Emmanuel de Boissieu
Composer Mihkel Zilmer
Production designer Jette Lehmann
Casting Lotte Bundgaard, Tanja Grunwald
Appearances Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sylvester Espersen Byder
Production country Denmark
Audio description Yes
Production company Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S, SF Studios
Danish theatrical release 29.10.2020
Comment Bo Hr. Hansen and Henrik Ruben Genz wrote the script based on Erling Jepsen’s novel of the same name. Ruben Genz also adapted Jepsen’s work for film in ‘Terribly Happy’ (2007) and ‘Excuse Me’ (2012). Genz worked with Bo Hr. Hansen on ’Word of God’ (2017).
DFI subsidy Markedsordningen
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production company Nimbus Film
Co-production Eesti Filmi Instituut, Nafta
Domestic distribution Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S, SF Studios

Direction

Direction Henrik Ruben Genz
1st assistant director Greta Varts
Continuity Michelle Laursen
2nd assistant director Jette-Krõõt Keedus
2nd assistant director Naïm Vandenbreede
3rd assistant director Céline Jacqmin
Extras coordinator Anne Jacques
Casting Lotte Bundgaard
Casting Tanja Grunwald

Script

Screenplay Bo hr. Hansen
Screenplay Henrik Ruben Genz
Consultant René Frelle Petersen
Historical consultant Claus Bundgaard Christensen
Consultant Raul Kajar

Production

Producer Birgitte Hald
Producer Nynne Selin Eidnes
Executive producer Bo Ehrhardt
Line producer Sandra Foss
Line producer Madara Kalninja
Line producer Raquel Morte
Co-producer Esko Rips
Co-producer Sébastien Delloye
Associate producer Francois Touwaide
Line producer: Development Karen Baumbach
Production manager Sune Wahl
Production manager Inga Jerzjukova
Production manager Marc Dalmans
Production coordinator Julie Carla Mortensen
Production coordinator Kristel Muiste
Production coordinator Garance De Rougemont
Producer's assistant Maria Houborg
Producer's assistant Emilia Leonora I. Bjørnvad
Producer's assistant Coline Lechat
Production assistant Anne Hørlyck
Production assistant Rikke Elk
Production assistant Marleen Pärn
Production assistant Kaidi Marii Kütt
Production assistant Héloïse Lorient
Associate co-producer Andreas Kast
Associate co-producer Diana Mikita
Associate co-producer Margus Öunapuu
Post-production supervisor Camille Schumancher

Cinematography

Cinematographer Jørgen Johansson
First assistant camera Erik Öunapuu
2nd assistant camera Adrien Heylen
Video assistant Steve Francois
DIT Piret Krustok
DIT Paul Millot
Key grip Martin Tennokene
Key grip Guillaume Renoir
Key grip Hugo Renard
Key grip: 2. unit Pierre-Edouard Jasmin
Dolly Oliver Noor
Gaffer Jacob Marlow
Loader Marie Genz

Stills

Still photographer Christian Geisnæs
Still photographer Karl Anders Vajkla
Still photographer Marc Bossaert
Still photographer Jo Voets

Editing

Editor Anders Skov
Assistant editor Daniel Brinck
Editing supervisor Rikke Selin Fokdal
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen

Music

Composer Mihkel Zilmer

Production design

Production designer Jette Lehmann
Assistant Axel W. Carlsen
Set dresser Tessa Poncelet
Prop designer Rein Nettan
Prop designer Maj Nygaard Katzenelson
Prop designer Søren Jeppesen
Set decorator Kasper Erik Lind

Wardrobe

Costume designer Pille Küngas
Costume designer Manon Rasmussen

Makeup

Makeup artist Anne Cathrine Sauerberg
Makeup artist Jasmine Schmit
Hairdresser Mike Carpino
Assistant hair and makeup artist Hella Marats
Makeup artist assistant Jennifer Scholz
Makeup artist assistant Vibeke Henningsen
Makeup artist assistant Camilla Falke
SFX makeup Anne Van Nyen

Sound

Sound designer Yves Bémelmans
Sound designer Emmanuel de Boissieu
Boom operator Louis Martin
Boom operator Louis Storme
Sound editor Olivier Mortier
Foley artist Pierre Greco
Foley recordist David Gillain
ADR supervisor Anais Letiexhe
ADR recording Roland Voglaire
ADR recording Jacques Pedersen
Sound assistant Rasmus Mølberg Meyer
Sound assistant Marie Dollerup-Nielsen

Special effects

SFX supervisor Rauno Linnamäe
Pyrotechnical director Ivo Melder

Voice

Pensioneret Feldwebel Andreas Perschewski
Oberstløjtnant Ingo Brosch

Visual effects

Art Director Jacob Wirth Carlsen
Colorist Olivier Ogneux
VFX supervisor Colin Journée
VFX manager Stéphane Bidault
VFX producer Matthias Webber
Graphic design Jessica Cataldo
Graphic design Benoît Fastrés
Graphic design Jean Vanzo
Graphic design Anne-Sophie Velz

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Enar Tarmo
Stunt coordinator Olivier Bisback
Stunt double Mattis Kann
Stunt double Kaur Kivilo

Appearance

Erna Jensen Trine Dyrholm
Feldwebel Meier Ulrich Thomsen
Anton Seiersen Anders W. Berthelsen
Kalle Jensen Sylvester Espersen Byder
Max Petersen Ari Alexander
Mathias Hansen Emil Aron Dorph
Christian Poulsen Mads Landelund
Fritz Müller Aksel Ojari
Fransk camp commander Patrick Descamps
Julius Rasmussen Elias Munk
Togfører Jørn Holstein
Tysk tolk Hugo Henry
Hviskende soldat David Dumont
Ældre kvinde Bramstrup Helle Bo
Pensioneret Feldwebel Gert Raudsepp
Oberstløjtnant Heino Seljamaa

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Best Actor 2020 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2020

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2020-11-13
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