The true story of Henrik Kauffmann - Denmark's Ambassador to the USA who in WW2 refused to take orders from the Danish government that surrendered to Germany, and declared himself to be the only true representative of a free Denmark in opposition to the Nazis.


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The Good Traitor
A Film by: Christina Rosendahl
(Denmark 2020, 110 min, English and Danish, English subtitles)

April 9, 1940: Denmark is invaded by Nazi Germany with demands for immediate and unconditional surrender. The government surrenders after a few hours and begins cooperating with the Nazis. On the other side of the Atlantic is Denmark's ambassador to the United States of America, a daredevil and a man of the world - Henrik Kauffmann, who is willing to put everything on the line. He refuses to follow the German directives and engineers a rebellious plan to defeat Hitler and give the Danish people their freedom back.

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