The Arms Drop

Andreas Koefoed, Denmark, 2014

94 min.DK/Documentary

British arms dealer Peter Bleach is on a mission to find the agent who lied in court as Bleach faced a possible death sentence in India. On his word, Bleach was convicted for dropping four tons of weapons over West Bengal to start a civil war. Bleach was indeed part of the weapons drop - but as an informer for MI5 trying to setup the mastermind behind it, the Dane Niels Holck, who was also on board. But Holck dramatically escaped and Bleach paid the price. Now years later Holck stands before trial in Denmark. Bleach decides to forgive his former enemy and embarks on a quest to find the truth behind the mission.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Våbensmuglingen
Danish title Våbensmuglingen
Keywords Dropping of arms, Holck, Niels, Bleach, Peter, India, 1990-1999
Director Andreas Koefoed
Screenplay Tobias Lindholm, Andreas Koefoed
Producer Miriam Nørgaard
Director of Photography Manuel Alberto Claro, Niels Thastum
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Peter Albrechtsen, Martin Hennel
Production designer Sabine Hviid, Jens Guldberg Haar
Appearance Niels Holck, Peter Bleach, Paul McEwan, Andreas Führer
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish,English
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sales DR International Sales
Danish theatrical release 04.06.2014
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov, Grand, Ishøj Bio, Værløse Bio, Kastrup Bio, Park Bio, Glostrup Bio, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Bibliografen (Bagsværd), Valby Kino samt 31 biografer i provinsen, inkl. Færøerne og Grønland
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Fridthjof Film
Domestic distribution DOXBIO


Direction Andreas Koefoed


Screenplay Tobias Lindholm
Screenplay Andreas Koefoed
Script consultant James Marsh
Research Øjvind Kyrø
Journalistic consultant Øjvind Kyrø


Producer Miriam Nørgaard
Line producer Riina Spørring Zachariassen
Producer: development Sara Stockmann


Cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro
Cinematographer Niels Thastum

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Mads Køngerskov
Assistant lighting technician Kasper Mønster


Editor Adam Nielsen

Production design

Production designer Sabine Hviid
Production designer Jens Guldberg Haar


Sound engineer Peter Albrechtsen
Sound engineer Martin Hennel


Appearance Niels Holck
Appearance Peter Bleach
Appearance Paul McEwan
Appearance Andreas Führer

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Berlingske Tidende Ole Damkjaer 2015-02-01
Varia Ekstra Bladet Janus Oestergaard 2014-12-30
Artikel Børsen Hakon Redder 2014-10-09
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Tue Magnussen 2014-06-12
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Soeren Hermansen 2014-06-06
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2014-06-06
Anmeldelse Information Preben Kaarsholm 2014-06-05
Anmeldelse BT Niels Lind Larsen 2014-06-04
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2014-06-04
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2014-06-04
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Kurt Strand 2014-06-04
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Johannes H Christensen 2014-06-04
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2014-06-04
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Carsten Norton 2014-06-04
Artikel Information Anna von Sperling 2014-06-04
Artikel BT Kenan Seeberg 2014-06-03
Artikel Politiken-Fonden John Hansen 2014-06-01
Interview Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2014-06-01
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