The anatomy of evil

Ove Nyholm, Denmark, 2005

93 min.DK/Documentary

»The Anatomy of Evil« is the result of persistent research that has led director Ove Nyholm on a world journey to answer controversial questions: What makes ordinary people commit mass slaughtering and indulge in genocide during war time? And how do they get on with their everyday life having hundreds of killings on their conscience? The director introduces us to the executioners who each have a personal history that explains their involvement in the most cruel genocides in Europe during the last fifty years - from Holocaust to the recent tragedy in the Balkans.
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Original title Ondskabens anatomi
Danish title Ondskabens anatomi
Keywords Genocide, Evil, War, War criminals, Evil, Torture
Director Ove Nyholm
Screenplay Ove Nyholm
Producer Mogens Glad, Poul Erik Lindeborg, Janne Giese
Director of Photography Dan Holmberg, Dirk Brüel
Editor Ghita Beckendorff
Sound Morten Green
Production country Denmark, Norway, Iceland
Domestic distribution Angel Films
International sales Angel Films A/S
Technical info 2530 meter, 35 mm, color, Sound
Danish festival release 06.11.2005, Cinemateket, vist i serien "Ondskab" på cph:dox International Filmfestival 2005
Danish theatrical release 25.11.2005
Cinemas Grand
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Digital Film
Domestic distribution Angel Films


Direction Ove Nyholm


Script Ove Nyholm


Producer Mogens Glad
Producer Poul Erik Lindeborg
Producer Janne Giese


Cinematography Dan Holmberg
Cinematography Dirk Brüel


Editing Ghita Beckendorff


Sound Morten Green

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