'The Plunge' is the story of a young Danish officer by the name of Peter de Hemmer Gudme (born 1897) and his experiences during the Finnish Civil War in 1918, and the consequences of these experiences.
It is his voice and glance which directs us into the civil war and through the years in between the two World Wars in Copenhagen to the Winter war of 1939 where he worked as a reporter and finally to the german occupation of Denmark in 1940, where Gudme volunteers in the resistance movement and is captured by Gestapo. He then commits suicide at the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen in 1944. An unsolved mystery within the Danish resistance movement to this day.
The storytelling of 'The Plunge' based on facts with a script written by the Winner of the Nordic Literature Price 2014 author Kim Leine. The purpose of the film is to describe the space
between action, spirituality and intellectual reflections. What makes a man give his life for a cause? What is his ideological project? These are all relevant reflections that confront us with the bloody aesthetics of war, death and gender.
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Finland, Civil wars, 1910-1919, Winter War, The, 1930-1939, Denmark, World War 2, occupation, The, Resistance, The, 1940-1949, Personal history, Gudme, Peter de Hemmer
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