Netflix 'The Bombardment’ Review: One 'mistake' killed 86 children in Copenhagen tragedy
Netflix has released a new Danish drama film that portrays the events that occur when a WWII bombing mission accidentally hits a school full of children, affecting many Copenhagen residents. During World War II, the British destroyed a Danish school by mistake and this real life tragedy has been depicted in Netflix's Danish war film 'The Bombardment.'
The British Royal Air Force attack on Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen on March 21, 1945, was successful, but it also caused horrible collateral deaths when the French School was bombed by mistake, killing more than 120 people, including 86 children. The movie goes beyond the numbers to portray the history of the tragic occurrence through the eyes of the schoolchildren, nuns, liberation fighters and the attacking airmen. Civilians and innocent people always pay the heaviest price in the fight for peace.'The Bombardment' is directed and written by Ole Bornedal. The film was produced by Jonas Allen and Peter Bose. You may also add more real story films to your watchlist, such as 'Chosen', 'Doin' My Drugs' and 'Elves'
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Bertram Bisgaard Enevoldsen stars as Henry, a little kid who witnesses the horrible tragedy in front of his eyes, leaving him unable to talk or walk during the day when he sees the blue sky above his head. We also have Fanny Leander Bornedal as Sister Teresa, who has a crisis of faith after the event and she attempts to figure out if God is present or not. There are other characters like Ella Josephine Lund Nilsson as Eva, who all collectively depict how the traumatic bombing affects them.
If you are not a history buff or have no particular interest in what occurred in Copenhagen, you might find the film uninteresting in the beginning. But as you get acquainted with the characters and as the movie develops, you can't help get drawn into the real life tragedy. As it is a historical movie, it effectively conveys the notion that the war destroys everything.
It also conveys a few other important messages, such as the importance of finishing the food you have rather than wasting it or how love can tame even the most devilish guy or how some mistakes are more costly than others. If you're interested in learning more about Copenhagen's history, this film will undoubtedly assist you. Overall, the movie is a one-time watch.