The Soldier

Directed by Nikolaj Møller

Denmark, 2021, 58’
Festivals: CPH:DOX

Q&A Nikolaj Møller

A Danish war veteran, Henrik, returns to Denmark with post-traumatic stress syndrome after his second deployment in Afghanistan. After various failed treatment attempts, he moves deep into the Amazon jungle trying to cure himself with plant medicine, including the hallucinogenic brew, Ayahuasca. The film follows Henrik’s fight in the jungle throughout three years and gives us a unique close up on a broken human being. A man let down by the same society he tried to protect. On a journey that doesn’t cure him the way he had hoped.

Friday, Sept. 3, 20:30, Cinema Arta - Open air