So you’ve spent the month catching up with all the Best Picture Oscar nominees, and you think you’ve done your homework before the 2016 Academy Awards next month. For some extra credit, you may want to keep an eye out for the Foreign Film Oscar nominees. Not all are in theaters yet, but as this latest trailer for “A War” shows, you’ll want to check out these films.
Reteaming “A Hijacking” director and star, respectively Tobias Lindholm and Pilou Asbæk, the drama follows a company commander whose decision to save the life his fellow soldiers leads to war crime charge back home. Here’s the official synopsis:
Company commander Claus M. Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile, back in Denmark, Claus’ wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him—and his family back home.
“A War” opens on February 12th. Watch below.