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Facing the Truth

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Original title
At kende sandheden
Running time
98 min.
Denmark Denmark
Nils Malmros
Gunner Møller Pedersen
Jan Weincke
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BG Fonden / Den Vestdanske Filmpulje / Det Danske Filminstitut / Nordisk Film / TV2 Danmark
Drama | Medical. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
In 1944 Nazi-occupied Denmark, surgeon Richard Malmros (Jens Albinus) performs a successful operation on a young boy, using the chemical Thorotrast for the X-ray procedure. Forty years later, the patient claims that the chemical was the cause of his cancer. The eldery Malmros and his son, Nils (Soren Ostergaard), investigate their case while a journalist starts up a scandal.
2003: Mar del Plata Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize & Special Mention
2003: Robert Festival (Denmark): Best Director, Actor (Jens Albinus), Screenplay
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