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The Good Traitor

Christina Rosendahl, Denmark, 2020

116 min.DK/FeatureHistorical drama

A story of one man’s impassioned resistance to the Nazis as World War II threatens to engulf all of Europe. In 1939, Henrik Kauffmann is serving his post in Washington as the Danish Ambassador to the United States. When German troops invade and occupy Denmark, Kauffman declares himself to be the only true representative of a free Denmark in opposition to the Nazis. In the face of growing threats and accusations of treason from the ‘Official’ government of Denmark, Kauffmann attempts to gain the trust of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Kauffmann must gamble his legacy, his family and the trust of his nation to fight the Nazi occupation.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Vores mand i Amerika
Danish title Vores mand i Amerika
Other titles The Good Traitor
Director Christina Rosendahl
Screenplay Kristian Bang Foss, Christina Rosendahl, Dunja Gry Jensen
Producer Jonas Frederiksen
Director of Photography Louise McLaughlin
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen, Olivier Bugge Coutté
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Composer Jonas Struck
Production designer Rie Lykke
Casting Des Hamilton, Djamila Hansen
Appearances Ulrich Thomsen, Denise Gough, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Zoë Tapper
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution SF Studios
International sales REinvent Studios / Wilders Plads 8 A / 1403 København K / c +45 20605062 / info@reinvent.dk / www.reinvent.dk
Danish theatrical release 13.08.2020
Comment Christina Rosendahl made her feature debut with the youth film ’Triple Dare’ (2006). Other films include ’The Idealist’ (2015) and the documentary ’Violently in Love’ (2017).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte

Companies

Production companies Nimbus Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Copenhagen Film Fund
Domestic distribution SF Studios

Direction

Direction Christina Rosendahl
Consultant Bo Lidegaard
Casting Des Hamilton
Casting Djamila Hansen

Script

Screenplay Kristian Bang Foss
Screenplay Christina Rosendahl
Screenplay Dunja Gry Jensen

Production

Producer Jonas Frederiksen
Line producer Kim Arnt Torp
Line producer Eszter Gyárfás
Executive producer Bo Ehrhardt
Executive producer Birgitte Hald

Cinematography

Cinematographer Louise McLaughlin

Editing

Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Editor Olivier Bugge Coutté

Music

Composer Jonas Struck

Production design

Production designer Rie Lykke

Wardrobe

Costume designer Edit Szücs

Makeup

Makeup artist Szandra Gerö

Sound

Sound designer Peter Albrechtsen

Voice

Sygeplejerske Vibeke Hastrup

Appearance

Henrik Kauffmann Ulrich Thomsen
Charlotte Denise Gough
Povl Bang-Jensen Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
Zilla Zoë Tapper
Berle Burn Gorman
Franklin D. Roosevelt Henry Goodman
Einar Blechingberg Esben Dalgaard
Mason Ross McCall
Poppin Pixie Davies
Tilda Amber Fernée
Lisa Rosemary Aburrow
Svenningsen Søren Sætter-Lassen
Winston Churchill Nicholas Blane
Lauring Miri-Ann Beuschel
Arno Henrik Noél
Statsminister Buhl Hans Henrik Clemensen
Nate Porter Nathan Meister
Telefonomstilling Rhea Leman

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Göteborg International Film Festival 2020-01-24
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