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The Dead Soldier

Jesper Ærø, 43 min

Denmark, 2019

The Dead Soldier

The army veteran Jacob Panton's dramatic story of how war can change everything, and how hard it can be to return to life.

Jacob Panton is hit by a grenade, shot five times by a sniper and dies on the operating table. Miraculously, he is revived and survives an attack by the Taliban on his last patrol in Afghanistan by the skin of his teeth. At home, a tough struggle awaits Jacob, his wife Charlotte and his daughter Dina. The now former tank commander has been so badly wounded that he can't return to his comrades in the Armed Forces. He loses his identity, and being frustrated at how badly the system looks after wounded soldiers, he slowly finds a new meaning in life. His new life project is to help other wounded veterans return to a tolerable life. 'The Dead Soldier' tells Jacob Panton's dramatic story of how war can change everything, and how hard it is to return to a new life.

Director: Jesper Ærø
Original Title: Den Døde Soldat
Country: Denmark
Year: 2019
Running time: 43 min
Series: DANISH:DOX
Category: Real Life
Tags: Danish 
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Producer: Jonatan Jerichow
Production Company: STV Production
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