Guarding the King

Svend Aage Lorentz, Denmark, 1947

12 min.DK/DocumentaryReportages

We see the fighting round the royal palace of Amalienborg during the occupation. Although both the Danish forces and the police had been dissolved by the Germans, about 100 policemen stubbornly stayed on in the castle, guarding the king. The film depicts daily life behind the barricades and the liberation on May 5th, 1945. It ends with shots on the 10th of June, when the Royal Guards took over from the police.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Paa Vagt for Kongen
Danish title Paa Vagt for Kongen
Other titles På vagt for Kongen
Keywords occupation, The, liberation, The, Police, Royal life guard, The, Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, 1940-1949
Director Svend Aage Lorentz
Screenplay Svend Aage Lorentz
Director of Photography Jørgen Sonny Hansen
Editor Svend Aage Lorentz
Composer Kai Rosenberg
Production country Denmark
Production company Minerva Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 328 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Petersen & Poulsen


Production company Minerva Film
Production Dansk Kulturfilm
Commissioned by Københavns Politi, Dansk Kulturfilm
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Svend Aage Lorentz


Script Svend Aage Lorentz


Cinematographer Jørgen Sonny Hansen


Editing Svend Aage Lorentz


Music Kai Rosenberg


Voiceover Svend Pedersen
Voiceover Kong Christian X

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