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“A War” is one step closer to Oscar

Tobias Lindholm’s “A War” has advanced to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards.

Eighty films had originally been considered in the category and Thursday Evening the Academy choose nine films for the shortlist for the Oscar Category of Best Foreign Language Film.

The Danish film "A War" is among the nine.

"A War" illuminates the consequences of war on all its participants – from soldiers and civilians to family and loved ones. We follow company commander Claus Michael Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men who are stationed in an Afghan province. Back in Denmark, Claus' wife Maria is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him – and his family back home.

“A War” is produced by Tomas Radoor and René Ezra for Nordisk Film with support from the Danish Film Institute, the national broadcaster DR and NFTF. Studiocanal handles international sales.

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

The 2016 winners will be announced on Oscar Night taking place in Los Angeles on 28 February.