With a right to kill

113 min.DK/Documentary

A film examining an incident in Danish history: the liquidations of 400 persons by the Danish resistance movement during the German occupation. After a long silence and for the first time on film, a number of people who participated in the liquidations discuss their experiences and the consequences. After the war, the liquidations were covered up. It was a conscious policy that left a bloody trail through the lives of many people. The film consists of interviews, documentary footage and reconstructions of important events.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Med ret til at dræbe
Danish title Med ret til at dræbe
Keywords Snitches, History, Denmark, 1940-1949, occupation, The, Resistance, The, 1940-1949, Denmark's history
Director Morten Henriksen, Peter Øvig Knudsen
Screenplay Peter Øvig Knudsen
Based on Efter Peter Øvig Knudsens roman "Efter drabet" (2001).
Director of Photography Morten Søborg
Editor Kasper Leick
Sound Niels Arild
Composer Anthony Lledo
Appearance Erling Andresen, Lis Bomhoff, Gunnar Dyrberg
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Magic Hour Films ApS
Technical info color
Danish theatrical release 05.11.2003
Cinemas Cinemateket
TV release 21.03.2004, DR 2, 4 søndage á 30 min.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Magic Hour Films
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Morten Henriksen
Direction Peter Øvig Knudsen


Script Peter Øvig Knudsen


Production Lise Lense-Møller


Cinematography Morten Søborg


Still photographer Jacob Banke Olesen


Editing Kasper Leick


Composer Anthony Lledo


Sound Niels Arild


Appearance Erling Andresen
Appearance Lis Bomhoff
Appearance Gunnar Dyrberg

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Festival Festival date
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004-11-04
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