By Roni Ezra


Title: APRIL 9TH
Original title: 9.APRIL
Director: Roni Ezra
Producers: Tomas Radoor, René Ezra
Executive producers: Henrik Zein, Lena Haugaard
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Lars Mikkelsen, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Martin Greis, Joachim Fjelstrup
Genre: Drama
Budget EUR: 3.0M
Duration: 94 min
Language: Danish
Additional Languages: Deutsch
Country of origin: Denmark
Production Company: Nordisk Film A/S
Scriptwriter: Tobias Lindholm
Cinematographer: Philippe Kress, DFF
Production year: 2015
Editor: Peter Brandt
Local release: 12-04-2015

In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against the strongest army in Europe. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle and motorcycle companies are summoned in order to hold back the German forces, until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized. During these crucial hours we follow second lieutenant Sand and his bicycle company. They will, as the first Danish soldiers, meet the enemy in combat on April 9th, 1940.