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Across the Waters (2016)

Fuglene over sundet (original title)
Fuglene Over Sundet is the gripping tale of the Danish Jews' escape to Sweden in October 1943.

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Nicolo Donato
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Dencik ... Arne Itkin
Danica Curcic ... Miriam Itkin
Jakob Cedergren ... N.B. Lund Ferdinansen
Nicolas Bro ... Kaj
Laura Bro ... Katrine Ferdinansen
Morten Holst ... Group leader
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard ... Jørgen
Marijana Jankovic Marijana Jankovic ... Julie Levy
Lars Brygmann ... Pastor Kjeldgaard
Morten Suurballe ... Stærh
Mads Riisom ... Emmet Levy
Signe Egholm Olsen ... Ellen
Kristian Høgh Jeppesen Kristian Høgh Jeppesen ... Hans Vilhelm Adolf Juhl
Anders Heinrichsen ... Driver
Elliott Crosset Hove ... Man in trenchcoat
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Fuglene Over Sundet is the gripping tale of the Danish Jews' escape to Sweden in October 1943.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

En familie, en flugt, én chance (One family, one escape, one chance)

Genres:

Drama | History | War

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | German

Release Date:

27 October 2016 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Across the Waters See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Budget:

DKK 7,045,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

Nicolas Bro and Laura Bro play siblings, just like they are in real life. See more »

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In 1943, a doctor prescribes penicillin to a patient. Penicillin was only undergoing tests during World War II and would certainly not have been available to a GP. See more »

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I couldn't disagree more with the other reviews - give this film a chance!
9 September 2018 | by coombes-87311See all my reviews

** We watched the version of this film called Across the Water with English Subtitles. **

I couldn't disagree more with the other reviews. This film covers a period of Jewish history in WWII I was not personally aware of. It concerns Jews escaping the Nazis from Denmark to Sweden.

The film follows one family and their Journey. The performances were strong and as much as the Script was not over wordy it didn't need to be and would have been innappropriate. The cinematography was mainly done in a hand held style with great use of close ups which enabled the director to convey emotion. The extreme close ups when the family were hiding gave a feeling of claustrophobia which conveyed the situation at the time. Both myself and my Wife suffer from migraines and extreme ShakeyCam can trigger this. This film however did not cause any issues.

Overall this film is written well with strong performances. Don't expect some overly fast paced quick cutting experience. The pace of the film enables you to feel for the family. Yes you may not know the full family history but that is not needed to tell this gripping story.

As someone who has a great interest in the subject matter I would highly recommend this film that tells a lesser known story of that period. If this is a genre that interests you then I think you'll find this a good film also, it's certainty going to be one that we buy a copy of to add to our collection.


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