The Bombardment

Ole Bornedal, Denmark, 2021

104 min.DK/FeatureHistorical drama

On 21 March 1945, the British Royal Air Force attack on Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen was successful, but also ended in a fatal tragedy, as they mistakenly bombed the French School as well, resulting in more than 120 casualties, of which 86 were children. The film goes behind the statistics and tells the story of the fateful incident as seen through the eyes of the children at the school, the nuns, the young captive freedom fighters and the attacking airmen. In the battle for peace, civilians and innocents always pay the highest price.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Skyggen i mit øje
Danish title Skyggen i mit øje
Director Ole Bornedal
Screenplay Ole Bornedal
Producer Jonas Allen, Peter Bose
Director of Photography Lasse Frank Johannessen
Editor Anders Villadsen
Sound Nino Jacobsen
Production designer Sabine Hviid
Casting Karin Jagd
Appearance Bertram Bisgaard, Ester Birch, Ella Nilsson, Malena Lucia Lodahl
Production country Denmark
Danish audio description Yes
Domestic distribution SF Studios
Danish theatrical release 28.10.2021
Comment Ole Bornedal's most recent film was 'The Way to Mandalay' (2018), a local box-office hit. Bornedal’s breakthrough came with his feature debut 'Nightwatch' (1994), and he has won a string of awards for titles such as 'The Substitute' (2007), 'Just Another Love Story' (2007) and 'Deliver Us from Evil' (2009).
DFI subsidy Markedsordningen
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Miso Film
Co-production 4Fiction, Umedia
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Creative Europe, The Tax Shelter of the Federal Government of Belgium, The Tax Shelter Investors, Czech Film Fund
In collaboration with TV2 Danmark, Netflix, SF Studios, Ufund
Domestic distribution SF Studios


Direction Ole Bornedal
Casting Karin Jagd
Casting assistant Astrid Faarup
1st assistant director Jan Mensik
Continuity Madeleine Fant


Screenplay Ole Bornedal


Producer Jonas Allen
Producer Peter Bose
Producer: development Mikael Olsen
Junior producer Niklas Kiær
Line producer Mouns Overgaard
Post-production supervisor Charlotte Buch
Line producer: Czech Republic Pavel Müller
Production coordinator Stine Vesterskov Laursen
Junior producer Sofie Vendelbo Bergstein
Executive producer Jonas Allen
Executive producer Peter Bose
Executive producer Cloé Garbay
Executive producer Bastien Sidorot
Co-producer Ole Bornedal


Cinematographer Lasse Frank Johannessen
First assistant camera Patrik Rams
Key grip Tomas Vanecek
Key grip Ladislav Musil
2nd assistant camera Tomás Kutlak
Key grip Pavel Proisl
Gaffer Daniel Kutaj

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Daniel Kutaj


Editor Anders Villadsen
Avid supervisor Simon Harder

Production design

Production designer Sabine Hviid
Set dresser Thomas Willemoes
Set designer Lenka Ryllova
Prop designer Lukas Lehoucka


Costume on set Monica Hrichova
Costume supervisor Sofie Rage Larsen
Wardrobe set supervisor Iveta Trmalova


Makeup designer Elizabeth Bukkehave
Artificial limb design René Stejskal


Sound recordist Martin Saabye Andersen
Sound designer Nino Jacobsen
Boom operator Ondrej Vondrácek

Special effects

SFX Martin Oberlander

Visual effects

VFX producer Mikael Windelin
VFX producer David Loti
VFX producer Sébastian Caudron
VFX supervisor Nikolas D'Andrade
VFX supervisor Peter Hjorth


Henry Bertram Bisgaard
Rigmor Ester Birch
Eva Ella Nilsson
Greta Malena Lucia Lodahl
Teresa Fanny Bornedal
Frederik Alex Høgh Andersen
Peter Alban Lendorf
Reggie James Tarpey
Svend Nielsen Casper Kjær Jensen
Rigmors mor Danica Curcic
Rigmors far Mads Riisom
Evas mor Malene Beltoft Olsen
Evas far Kristian Ibler
Frederiks mor Rikke Louise Andersson
Frederiks far Henrik Noél Olesen
Henrys mor Maria Rossing
Bøddel Mathias Flint
Truelsen Nicklas Søderberg Lundstrøm
Den onde læge Morten Suurballe
Priorinde Susse Wold
Søster Hanna Inge Sofie Skovbo
Skuespillerinde Patricia Schumann
Brandchefen Olaf Johannesen
Fange 2 Jens Sætter-Lassen
Fange 1 Joen Højerslev
Jenny Ida Procter
Paramediciner Malthe Miehe-Renard

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