Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Into the Darkness
(De forbandede år)

Year: 2020
Country: DENMARK
Language: Danish
Run Time: 153 minutes

Into the Darkness
Into the Darkness
Into the Darkness
Into the Darkness

Leaflets gently fall from the sky sending news that the German army has arrived in Denmark. It’s 1940 and Director Skov and his well-to-do family have only heard rumors of war. But Germany’s growing influence is slowly creeping into their comfortable lives. While Jewish friends fear for their safety, wealthy Danes who have chosen to do business with Germany profit handsomely—and encourage Director Skov to do the same. Although his wife Eva implores him to avoid this seemingly unavoidable partnership, Director Skov remains conflicted about supporting the German war machine in order to keep his business and employees afloat. Meanwhile, their five children begin to take their own stances on the war. Whether motivated by a sense of duty to the army, a forbidden romance, or controversial political ideologies, each family member finds themselves on a different side of the conflict. Honest and captivating, INTO THE DARKNESS reveals the complexities of war in one family portrait. (In Danish with subtitles) — A.B.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: OH Only
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Jewish & Israeli Visions

International Narrative Competition

Anders Refn

Lene Børglum

Anders Refn, Flemming Quist Møller

Morten Søborg, Claus Sisseck

Michael Åglund

Principal Cast
Jesper Christensen, Bodil Jørgensen, Mads Reuther, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Sara Viktoria Bjerregaard, Lue Dittmann Støvelbæk, Sylvester Byder

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Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - Ohio

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