The Man Who Saved the World

Peter Anthony, Denmark, 2014

105 min.DK/Documentary

On September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov saved the world from nuclear Armageddon. Two decades later, after his life has unravelled around him, his contribution to the world today is finally recognised, and he embarks on a spectacular journey to save himself.
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Original title The Man Who Saved the World
Danish title The Man Who Saved the World
Keywords Petrov, Stanislav, Nuclear weapons, History, The Cold War, Soviet Union, The, Warning systems
Director Peter Anthony
Producer Jakob Staberg
Director of Photography Kim Hattesen, Anders Löfstedt
Editor Morten Højbjerg, Isabel Bernadette Brammer
Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Production designer Peter Anthony, Jurgis Karsons
Appearance Stanislav Petrov, Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Matt Damon
Production country Denmark, Russia, United States
Dialogue language English,Russian
Domestic distribution 41Shadows Productions
Danish theatrical release 11.06.2015
Cinemas København: Dagmar, Vester Vov Vov, Gloria. Omegn: Valby Kino, Ishøj Bio, Helsingør Cinema Center. Provinsen: Århus, Aalborg, Odense, Kolding
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Statement Film ApS
Co-production Kong Gulerod Film, WG Film, Light Cone Pictures
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution 41Shadows Productions


Direction Peter Anthony
Assistant director Andrius Brazas
Assistant director Martin Kildegaard Hem


Producer Jakob Staberg
Associate producer Svilen Kamburov
Executive producer Christian D. Bruun
Executive producer Peter Hyldahl
Executive producer Raphael Avigdor
Executive producer Morten Revsgaard Frederiksen
Executive producer Norman Nisbet
Executive producer Mark Romeo
Production director Kristians Luhaers
Production manager Pil Kløvedal Nørgaard


Cinematographer Kim Hattesen
Cinematographer Anders Löfstedt


Editor Morten Højbjerg
Editor Isabel Bernadette Brammer


Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Production design

Production designer Peter Anthony
Production designer Jurgis Karsons


Sound Morten Groth Brandt
Sound Jakob Garfield
Sound Bobby Hess
Sound Martin Langenbach
Sound Martins Rozentals
Sound Peter Schultz
Sound Ricardo Sousa
Sound Christoph Wieczorek

Visual effects

VFX Peter Hjorth
VFX Sunit Parekh-Gaihede


Appearance Stanislav Petrov
Appearance Kevin Costner
Appearance Robert De Niro
Appearance Matt Damon
Appearance Walter Cronkite
Appearance Ashton Kutcher

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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten 2016-03-06
Artikel BT Susanne Johansson 2015-06-21
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2015-06-12
Interview Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2015-06-12
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2015-06-12
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2015-06-12
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2015-06-11
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Eva Zierau 2015-06-11
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2015-06-11
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Joakim Grundahl 2015-06-11
Interview Politiken-Fonden Ben Hoyle 2015-05-31
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