Directed by Nicolo Donato
Starring David Dencik
Danish (with English subtitles)
Unsure of whom they can trust, a Jewish musician and his family make a frantic escape from Nazi-occupied Denmark, in ACROSS THE WATERS, a gripping story of survival and rescue.
Enjoying the nightlife of 1943 Copenhagen, jazz guitarist Arne Itkin (David Dencik, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") is seemingly immune to the hardships of war, as the Danish government opts for a compliant relationship with Nazi Germany. He is initially skeptical when his terrified wife Miriam (Danica Curcic) hears rumors of the round-up and deportation of Danish Jews. An overnight raid however, forces the couple to flee their home with five-year-old son Jakob (Anton Dalgård Guleryüz). Aided by a church pastor and underground resistance, they set out on a journey for the fishing village of Gilleleje, where refugees await passage to Sweden by boat. Amidst lurking danger from the Gestapo and their collaborators, the family puts its fate in the hands of strangers whose allegiance and motives are not always clear.
Based on true events, ACROSS THE WATERS is directed and co-written by Nicolo Donato, whose own grandfather was among the courageous Danish fisherman to ferry war refugees to safety.
Across The Waters
Winner - Audience Award
San Diego International Jewish Film Festival 2019
Winner - Lipscomb University Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Nashville Film Festival 2018
Audience Award - Best Feature
Donald M Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2018
Audience Award - Berkshire Jewish Film Festival 2017