Cannes: StudioCanal, Nordisk Partner on Tobias Lindholm’s 'A War'

Thomas Lindholm's last feature, "A Hijacking," premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

Borgen star Pilou Asbaek will reteam with Lindholm for the drama, which is about a solider returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

France’s StudioCanal and Denmark’s Nordisk Film Production will team up to produce A War, the new feature from director Tobias Lindholm (R, A Hijacking).

The deal will see the two European giants split distribution on the film -- a drama about a Danish solider returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan -- with Nordisk distributing in Scandinavia and StudioCanal handling France, Germany, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand. StudioCanal will take over remaining international sales and will be pitching the film to buyers in Cannes.

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“From the moment we saw A Hijacking, we knew that Tobias Lindholm was a director we wanted to work with at StudioCanal,” said Ron Halpern, EVP international production and acquisitions. “As a writer and director, he is clearly one of the most exciting talents in Europe today.” 

A War  reteams Lindholm with his R and Hijacking star Pilou Asbaek (Borgen), who stars as Major Claus Michael Pedersen, a soldier put on trial upon his return from Afghanistan. Filling out the cast are Tuva Novotny, Soren Malling, Charlotte Munck and Dulfi Al-Jabouri. Lindholm, who penned the screenplay to Oscar-nominee The Hunt, also wrote the script to A War.

Tomas Radoor and Rene Ezra will produce A War for Nordisk.