Stationed in Helmand, Afghanistan, Company Commander Claus Michael Pedersen and his troops are a long way from their homeland of Denmark, battling the Taliban.
Back home, his wife Maria is struggling to bring up their three children alone, always on a promise that their dad will be home soon.
When Claus is caught up in heavy crossfire, he makes a rash decision to save his men, which results in civilian casualties. His actions see him sent home to Denmark, where the joy of being reunited with his family is unfortunately short-lived.
Accused of a war crime, Claus and his methods come under scrutiny from the authorities and he is forced to question his own moral standing, fighting to prove his credibility.
A War garnered praise at the Venice Film Festival, and has been officially selected as Denmark’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards.
Director Tobias Lindholm has already won numerous awards throughout his career, and has been recognised for his work on films such as The Hunt (2012) and A Hijacking (2012).
Pilou Asbæk (Lucy) stars as Claus, whilst Tuva Novotny (Dag) portrays his wife Maria.