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Shadow of a Hero

Laurits Munch-Petersen, Denmark, 2015

90 min.DK/Documentary

The director sets out to discover how the death
of his grandfather in the Spanish Civil War could
split up his entire family for three generations. Like
many other intellectuals at the time, Gustaf Munch-
Petersen chose to volunteer in the International
Brigades for his idealistic beliefs. He left his
pregnant wife and little daughter in the middle
of the night without saying goodbye. Was he a
hero or a coward? With the ambition to break the
taboo and reunite his family, the director takes us
on a journey through the family secrets of three
generations.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Skyggen af en helt
Danish title Skyggen af en helt
Other titles Shadow of a Hero
Keywords Munch-Petersen, Gustaf, Munch-Petersen, Laurits, Munch-Petersen, Lisbeth, Families, Family life, Spanish Civil War, History, Spanish volunteers, Danish volunteers
Director Laurits Munch-Petersen
Screenplay Anders Østergaard, Laurits Munch-Petersen, Jacob Ditlev
Producer Miriam Nørgaard
Director of Photography Blai Tomas
Editor Jacob Ditlev, Mikael Ebbesen, Henrik Vincent Thiesen, Fanni Liv Engelbrecht, Anders Villadsen, Jacob Thuesen
Composer Peter Peter
Production designer Sabine Hviid
Appearances Laurits Munch-Petersen, Ruth Brejnholm, Alan Warren, Ole Sohn
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production companies Fridthjof Film
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sales Fridthjof Film A/S / Skofabrikken / Spontinisvej 7, 2. / 2450 København SV / t +45 3618 0880 / c +45 3141 2121 / mail@f-film.com / www.f-film.com
Danish theatrical release 03.06.2015
Cinemas Aalborg - Biffen Art Cinema
Aarhus - Øst for Paradis
Bagsværd - Bibliografen
Ballerup - Baltoppen Bio
Ebeltoft - Store Bjørn
Esbjerg - Huset
Faaborg - Helios Teatret
Glostrup - Glostrup Bio
Helsingør - Cinema Center
Herlev - Herlev Teaterbio
Hillerød - Café Slotsbio
Hjørring - Lønstrup Café Bio
Holbæk - Kulturbiografen Frysehuset
Humlebæk - Humle Bio
Hvalsø - Hvalsø Bio
Ikast - Ikast Bio
Ishøj - Ishøj Bio
Kastrup - Kastrup Bio
Kolding - Nicolai Bio
Korsør - Korsør Biografteater
København K - Grand Teatret
København N - Empire Bio
København V - Vester Vov Vov
København Ø - Park Bio
Maribo - Sognets Hus
Mørkøv - Mørkøv Kino
Nuuk - Katuaq Bio
Nykøbing Mors - Bio Mors
Næstved - Bio Næstved
Odense - Café Biografen
Ringe - Ringe Bio
Ry - Ry Biograf
Rødovre - Kulturhuset Viften
Skals - DOXBIO Ulbjerg
Skanderborg - Kulturhuset Skanderborg
Skive - Cinema 3
Skælskør - Kosmorama Skælskør
Skørping - Kinorevuen
Slangerup - Slangerup Bio
Stege - Stege Bio
Svaneke - Cassiopeia Bio
Sønderborg - Sønderborghus
Valby - Valby Kino
Vig - Kulturhuset Vig Bio
Vordingborg - Biografcaféen
Online release 31.01.2016
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Fridthjof Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with DR
Domestic distribution DOXBIO

Direction

Direction Laurits Munch-Petersen

Script

Screenplay Anders Østergaard
Screenplay Laurits Munch-Petersen
Screenplay Jacob Ditlev

Production

Producer Miriam Nørgaard
Associate producer Regitze Oppenhejm
Line producer Caroline Eybye
Line producer Riina Spørring Zachariassen
Production manager Christian von der Recke
Production manager Nicolai Boesen
Production assistant Simone Jørgensen
Production assistant Kasper Suder
Production assistant Emma Drost Jensen
Production assistant Christina Amundsen
Post-production supervisor Toke Rude Trangbæk
Post-production supervisor Tina Hedegaard
Post-production supervisor Jacob Clemmensen
Post-production supervisor Sarah Talreja Brandt

Cinematography

Cinematographer Blai Tomas

Editing

Editor Jacob Ditlev
Editor Mikael Ebbesen
Editor Henrik Vincent Thiesen
Editor Fanni Liv Engelbrecht
Editor Anders Villadsen
Editor Jacob Thuesen

Music

Composer Peter Peter

Production design

Production designer Sabine Hviid

Appearance

Appearance Laurits Munch-Petersen
Appearance Ruth Brejnholm
Appearance Alan Warren
Appearance Ole Sohn
Appearance Robert-Jan Maycock
Appearance Knud Svart
Appearance Ebbe Munch Larsen
Appearance Iris Munch-Petersen
Appearance Lucia Munch-Petersen
Appearance Ursula Munch-Petersen
Appearance Asger Schnack
Appearance Laura Baruel
Appearance Ulrich Thomsen
Appearance Daniel Dencik

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016-03-18
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Artikel Information Monggaard, Christian 2015-12-22
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Helene Hoem 2015-06-27
Artikel Weekendavisen Helene Hoem 2015-06-12
Artikel Politiken Bjarne Schilling 2015-06-10
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Henrik Wivel 2015-06-09
Varia Politiken 2015-06-07
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2015-06-05
Artikel Information Anita Brask Rasmussen 2015-06-04
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Johannes H Christensen 2015-06-04
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2015-06-03
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Henrik Wivel 2015-06-03
Artikel Politiken Julie Hoem 2015-06-03
Artikel Politiken Marie Carsten Pedersen 2015-06-03
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Lars Ole Knippel 2014-04-01