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The Arms Drop

Andreas Koefoed

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25.02. / Wednesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2  
In December 1995, a large amount of weapons was secretly dropped from a plane over West Bengal, India. Bleach’s mission was to secure the plane into India so Holck could be arrested. But everything went wrong.

In December 1995, a large amount of weapons was secretly dropped from a plane over West Bengal, India. The plane carried British arms dealer and MI5-informant Peter Bleach and Danish development worker and idealist Niels Holck, the mission’s mastermind. The weapons were allegedly intended for the self-defense of a group of monks and nuns against the Communist Left Front governing West Bengal at the time. Bleach’s mission was to secure the plane into India so Holck could be arrested. But when Holck escaped, Bleach took the fall. While trying to defend himself, he discovered that British intelligence wanted to keep him locked up as well, and he served eight years on trumped-up charges in an Indian jail. Meanwhile, Holck has built a new, peaceful life for himself in Denmark, but in 2010 he is suddenly facing the prospect of extradition. Now Bleach faces a dilemma: should he let Holck endure the same fate he did, or forgive his former adversary and help shed light on the case?

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Andreas Koefoed

Andreas Koefoed graduate in documentary direction from the National Film School of Denmark and in sociology from Copenhagen University. Worked as director, cinematographer and editor of documentary films. Koefoed's films have won him awards at numerous festivals, including Tribeca, Silverdocs, Full Frame, Sheffield Doc/Fest and CPH:DOX. Koefoed made his first feature-length documentary Ballroom Dancer (screened at 2012 ZagrebDox) in co-direction with Christian Bonke.

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Denmark, Sweden
2014, 94', DCP

Directed by:
Andreas Koefoed

Screenplay by:
Tobias Lindholm, Andreas Koefoed

Cinematography:
Niels Thastum, Manuel Claro

Edited by:
Adam Nielsen, Jacob Thuesen

Producer:
Miriam Nørgaard

Produced by:
Fridthjof Film

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2014; CPH:DOX 2014; Göteborg International Film Festival 2015; DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2015