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Shadow of a Hero

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Camilla Nielsson, Denmark, 2014

99 min.DK/Documentary

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Laurits Munch-Petersen wrote the script together with Oscar-nominated Anders Østergaard (Burma VJ) in a genre-mixing style of documentary, reenactments and archive material. Munch-Petersen has directed several short films and the two feature fiction films Ambulance (2005) and Over the Edge (2012).

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DANISH RELEASE - 03.06.2015
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Anders Østergaard, Laurits Munch-Petersen, Jacob Ditlev


Laurits Munch-Petersen, Ruth Brejnholm, Alan Warren, Ole Sohn


Miriam Nørgaard

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