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Shadow of a Hero (2015)
Run time: 90 min
Rating: 8.1
Genres: Biography , Drama , History
Director: Laurits Munch-Petersen
Writers: Anders Østergaard, Laurits Munch-Petersen
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Laurits Munch-Petersen, Daniel Dencik
Trivia: The grandchild sets out to discover how the death of his grandfather in the Spanish Civil War could split up the entire family for three generations.
Storyline
Laurits Munch-Petersen sets out to discover how the death of his grandfather in the Spanish Civil War could split up the entire family for three generations. “Shadow of a Hero” is a universal story about the consequences of war. A personal story about a war hero who chose to volunteer in the international brigades for his idealistic beliefs – like many other intellectuals at the time – but he left his pregnant wife and little daugther in the middle of the night without saying goodbye. Was he a hero or a coward? It’s a story about the other side of the medal. The grandchild and director of the film takes us on a journey through the family secrets of three generations – a story of a wife left behind and children being abandoned by their devastated mother. All a consequence of the heroic deeds of the grandfather and his early death. Since childhood Laurits heard about his famous grandfather, but as a modern family man Laurits decides to break the taboo in order to reunite his family. … Written by Fridthjof Film
Plot Keywords: spanish civil war, grandfather, poet, reenactment, family history
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Country: Denmark
Release Date: 3 June 2015 (Denmark)

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