Den højeste straf

Tómas Gislason, Denmark, 2000

90 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

In 1937 the Danish communist Arne Munch-Pedersen disappeared in the Soviet Union. He was never heard from again. Sixty-two years later, another prominent Danish communist goes back to the secret archives in Moscow in search of the truth. A disheartening story of Stalin's paranoia and the price some people had to pay.
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Original title Den højeste straf
Danish title Den højeste straf
Keywords Sohn, Ole, Stalinism, Munch-Petersen, Arne, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union, The, Politics
Director Tómas Gislason
Screenplay Tómas Gislason, Ole Sohn
Producer Peter Bech, Stine Boe Jensen
Director of Photography Niels Hauge, Tómas Gislason, Peter Bech, Jacob Banke Olesen
Editor Jacob Thuesen, Pernille Bech Christensen
Sound Eddie Simonsen
Composer Nikolaj Egelund
Appearance Ole Sohn
Production country Denmark
Production company Bech Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales DR International Sales
Technical info 35 mm, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 25.08.2000
Cinemas Park, Vester Vov Vov
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Bech Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Tómas Gislason


Script Tómas Gislason
Script Ole Sohn


Producer Peter Bech
Producer Stine Boe Jensen


Cinematography Niels Hauge
Cinematography Tómas Gislason
Cinematography Peter Bech
Cinematography Jacob Banke Olesen


Editing Jacob Thuesen
Editing Pernille Bech Christensen


Music Nikolaj Egelund


Sound Eddie Simonsen


Appearance Ole Sohn

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Best Documentary 2000 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2000

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2001-11-01
Valladolid International Film Festival 2001-10-25
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2001-10-22
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2001-04-30
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2001-04-02
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2001-03-29
Doc Aviv int. Film Festival 2001-03-24
Göteborg International Film Festival 2001-01-26
Amsterdam, IDFA 2000-11-22
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2000-08-14
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