The film freely imagines what happened during the mythical Denmark Expedition 1906-08 to The Northeast of Greenland. The indomitable amateur detective Steffen Holberg is determined to uncover the truth about the expedition: What were the circumstances that led to the tragic deaths of Ludvig Mylius-Erichsen, Niels Peter Høeg Hagen and Jørgen Brønlund? Was there more at stake in the expedition than two missing bodies? In his search for answers, Holberg goes on a voyage of discovery into the state archives, seeking help from experts, modern scanning technology and old-fashioned handwriting analysis. In the rugged terrain between reality and myth, past is interwoven with present into a larger tale about the human zeal to map new lands, gain new knowledge and create meaning in the apparent meaninglessness of human life.
Max Kestner has directed a number of acclaimed documentaries such as Max by Chance (2004), Blue Collar White Christmas (2004), Dreams in Copenhagen (2009) and Amateurs in Space (2016). He made his feature fiction debut with Man Divided (2017).