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Stay Behind – My Grandfathers Secret War

Ida Grøn, Denmark, 2017

57 min.DK/Documentary

One trace after the other indicates that Ida's beloved 94-year-old grandfather, a respected dentist from the provinces and a freedom fighter during the occupation of Denmark, worked directly under the CIA during the Cold War in Denmark. However, it is not something he is willing to admit to. This is a family affair with global reach, high stakes and big surprises.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Stay Behind - Min farfars hemmelige krig
Danish title Stay Behind - Min farfars hemmelige krig
Keywords Denmark, Intelligence service, CIA, The Cold War, Espionage, Double life, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979
Director Ida Grøn
Screenplay Ida Grøn
Producer Vibeke Vogel
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor Anders Villadsen
Appearances Otto Grøn, Dagmar Grøn, Ida Grøn, Ole Grøn
Production country Denmark
Production company GotFat Productions
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales Rise and Shine World Sales / A unit of Kloos & Co. Medien / Schlesische Str. 29/30 / 10997 Berlin / t +49 30 4737 298 10 / riseandshine-berlin.de
Online release 27.06.2017
Comment First feature-length documentary by Ida Grøn, world-premiering at CPH:DOX. Her previous film, The Kid and the Clown (2011), was selected for IDFA and was awarded at the Aljazeera Documentary Film Festival.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production company GotFat Productions
Executive Producer Bullitt Film
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Ida Grøn

Script

Screenplay Ida Grøn
Co-writer Lars K. Andersen

Production

Producer Vibeke Vogel
Co-producer Thor Hampus Bank
Co-producer Emil Johnsen
Production manager Rikke Tambo Andersen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Katrine Anbo Scamuzzi

Editing

Editor Anders Villadsen

Appearance

Appearance Otto Grøn
Appearance Dagmar Grøn
Appearance Ida Grøn
Appearance Ole Grøn

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