Brothers in Arms

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    Brothers in Arms

    Våbenbrødre

    Directed by

    Denmark

    2014

    32 min

    • Danish

    Animation, Short

    BROTHERS IN ARMS tells the story of Ørn, a Danish platoon commander positioned in Afghanistan and his cooperation with local police captain, Fareed. But when an Afghan officer turns his weapon against the Danish soldiers, the cooperation and growing friendship between the two leaders is put to the test. Before the men have time to react, the traitor vanishes leaving Ørn wounded and his interpreter dead. Ørn is shipped back to Denmark but quickly returns to Afghanistan, determined to continue his duty as if nothing ever happened. Once again the Danish soldiers go on patrol with Fareed and his officers, but mistrust lurks beneath the surface and it becomes difficult for Ørn not only to keep his men's paranoia at bay, but also his own.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Martin Tamm Andersen
    Cav Bøgelund
    Jannik Hansen
    Svend M. Holst
    Kasper Leisner
    Abdul Mansoor
    Siems Christopher Siemssen
    Hassan Tassal
    Christoffer Örnfelt
    Screenplay
    Christoffer Örnfelt
    Editing
    Gregers Dohn

    Director's Statement

    BROTHERS IN ARMS is first and foremost a film about people and what can happen to them, when they are exposed to the inevitable conditions of the war efforts in Afghanistan. It is a brutally honest film about gaining trust and losing it, about friendship, brotherhoo, life and death.

    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
    Production
    FILM MAKER APS
    Cav Bøgelund

    Cav Bøgelund

    Denmark

    Cav Bøgelund (1978) has a degree in character animation from The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. On top of this, Cav graduated as animation director from The National Film School of Denmark in 2008. In 2012, Cav helped to create a bachelor’s degree in graphic storytelling at The Animation Workshop and he is now on the schools advisory board. His most recent project os Film Maker’s animated short film BROTHERS IN ARMS. In addition, Cav works as a panelist on DR’s SMAGSDOMMERNE.