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15 Minutes - The Dvor Massacre

Georg Larsen, Kasper Vedsmand, Denmark, 2015

50 min.DK/Documentary

Only a few meters from a Danish UN Camp in Dvor, Croatia, nine disabled people, both Serbs and Croats, were executed in cold blood by a group of unidentified men on August the 8th 1995. The Danish soldiers in Camp Dannevirke were assigned by the United Nations to monitor the ceasefire between the Serbs and the Croats. They were only allowed to use weapons in self-defense. In the summer of 1995, the Croatian Army ceasefire broke and about 250,000 Serbs were forced to flee during "Operation Storm". Once there was no longer a ceasefire to monitor, the soldiers were ordered to stay inside their camp and not interfere in the war. It was therefore up to one Danish officer, to make the crucial decision: to give orders to shoot or follow the UN mandate and not intervene. The film follows the former company commander Kold on his journey back to Croatia, to the place where he 20 years earlier had to make the most difficult decision in his life. Here he confronts his past and his decision, meets the commanders from the warring parties, and the relatives of the victims. He is forced to face difficult questions: Could he have stopped the massacre? Did he have a choice? Or was he, the Danish soldiers and the civilians actually let down by the United Nations?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Massakren i Dvor
Danish title Massakren i Dvor
Other titles 15 Minutes - The Dvor Massacre
Keywords Danish soldiers, Civil wars, Massacres, Responsibility, Serbia, Croatia, Dvor, 1990-1999, 2010-2019
Director Georg Larsen, Kasper Vedsmand
Producer Monica Hellström, Anne Köhncke
Director of Photography Lars Skree
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud
Sound Frano Homen
Composer Frithjof Toksvig
Appearances Jørgen Kold, Villy Bøgelund
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish,English,Serbisk,Kroatisk
Production companies Final Cut for Real ApS
Online release 10.09.2015
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Final Cut for Real ApS
Co-producer Nukleus Film
With support from TV2 Danmark, Det Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Georg Larsen
Direction Kasper Vedsmand
Assistant director Vladimir Banic
Research Vladimir Banic
Research Sasa Kosanovic

Production

Producer Monica Hellström
Producer Anne Köhncke
Co-producer Sinisa Juricic
Executive producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Production director Heidi Elise Christensen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Lars Skree

Editing

Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Editor Anne Østerud

Music

Composer Frithjof Toksvig

Sound

Sound supervisor Peter Schultz
Re-recording mixer Peter Schultz
Sound engineer Frano Homen

Appearance

Appearance Jørgen Kold
Appearance Villy Bøgelund

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