The Idealist

13/02/2017
  |  Buy to Own: 13/02/2017
  |  109 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Christina Rosendahl co-writes and directs this Danish thriller starring Peter Plaugborg. The film follows investigative journalist Poul Brink (Plaugborg) as he attempts to uncover the truth behind a nuclear accident in Greenland during the Cold War. When an American B-52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs crashed in Danish territory in 1968, only three of the devices were recovered and documented. Two decades later, and with a number of the recovery workers suffering with serious illnesses associated with radiation poisoning, Brink looks to find out what really happened in the aftermath of the crash. With both the Danish and US governments looking to cover up the existence of a fourth bomb, Brink faces a tough battle to find the truth. The cast also includes Arly Jover and Thomas Bo Larsen.