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.
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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
Appearance Otto Grøn, Dagmar Grøn, Ida Grøn, Ole Grøn
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales Rise and Shine World Sales
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
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Production company GotFat Productions
Executive Producer Bullitt Film
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Ida Grøn


Screenplay Ida Grøn
Co-writer Lars K. Andersen


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


Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Katrine Anbo Scamuzzi


Editor Anders Villadsen


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

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