Masterclass True Stories: The Idealist


2016, 165 min.


Spoken language: English

Festival year: 2016

What is it that makes films that are inspired by true stories so fascinating? In the masterclass True Stories we will analyze the film The Idealist. Before the screening of the film there will be a short introduction. Afterwards we will talk to director Christina Rosendahl about the choices she made during the making of her film.


The Idealist is a captivating political thriller about one of the best kept secrets in Danish history. In 1968, a B-52 bomber crashes on the ice of Thule, in Greenland. The plane carried four hydrogen bombs, spreading their nuclear material across the area. Almost twenty years later, a reporter starts an investigation to discover how two governments were involved in a large-scale conspiracy to conceal the nature of the accident.