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Erna at War


The year is 1918. World War 1 is raging in Europa. Meanwhile, Erna Jensen takes care her regular life at home in Bramstrup in Southern Jutland, where she lives with her simple son, Kalle. One day, the local land officer comes and picks up Kalle for war service on the German front line. Erna realizes that if she is to save Kalle from certain death, she must accompany him to war. Fate wants her to meet a deserting soldier. The two exchange clothes and identity, and disguised as private Julius Rasmussen, Erna pulls to the front. In the encounter with the war, unknown aspects of Erna are brought to life. It is the story of a woman who will not let a war prevent her from fighting for what she loves.



Director: Henrik Ruben Genz  

Producer:  Birgitte Hald   Nynne Selin Eidnes  

Manus: Henrik Ruben Genz, Bo Hr Hansen

Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sylvester Byder

Release: October 29, 2020

Status: Cinemas

Genre: krigsdrama

Language: Dansk, Tysk

Format: Color

Salesagent: SF Film  



September 01, 2017

NIMBUS FILM's CEO Birgitte Hald and director Henrik Ruben Genz, who together with Bo Hr. Hansen received TV2's script support price of 650,000 DKK on SVEND for the feature film project "ERNA IN WAR".

Trine Dyrholm stars in new Danish WW1 movie “Erna at War”, directed by Henrik Ruben Genz.

August 28, 2019

The new Danish drama, ERNA AT WAR, from award winning director Henrik Ruben Genz starts shooting on August 29th. Trine Dyrholm will take on the role of Erna, an exceptional and powerful woman ahead of her time who goes through fire and water – and a world war to protect her mentally disabled son, played by the young talent, Sylvester Byder.