April, 1940. Danish industrialist follows official politics and cooperates with the German occupiers, while his family finds themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. Through a family and the relation between father and son, the film describes the dilemmas of the Danish population during World War II.
Into the Darkness
A Film by: Anders Refn
(Denmark 2020, 153 min, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and German, English subtitles)
Through a family and the relation between father and son, the film describes the dilemmas of the Danish population during World War II. Like the government, the farmers and the industry, the father, a successful owner of a big electronics factory, tries to make the best of the situation to keep the wheels rolling. However this leads him into a problematic collaboration with the Germans. His son, on the contrary, reacts against the increasing oppression and persecution of jews and communists by joining the rising resistance movement.
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