In this film war is an atmosphere, rather than a series of journalistic facts. Through music we visit all layers of society. In the form of a poem we show how it feels when your country is in an unwinnable conflict. Dusk sets the scene for a war that came unexpectedly. The soldier smokes his last cigarette in the window before taking the elevator to certain death. A mother prays for the sons of Ukraine. A babushka at Maidan sings: “If he meets death – may it be instant”.
Thora Lorentzen, born in 1986 in Munkeby, Denmark, and Sybilla Marie Tuxen, born in 1990 in Copenhagen, are both students at the National Film School of Denmark and new documentary directors.
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