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The Dead Soldier

In Afghanistan, the Danish soldier Jacob Panton is shot five times, is hit by a grenade and dies in the operation room. Miraculously he is brought back to life and survives the attack from Taleban that occurred during his very last patrol.
Category: Documentary, Military


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Run Time: 42 min

Genre: Documentary, Military

Director: Jesper Ærø

Cast: Jacob Panton

Synopsis: In Afghanistan, the Danish soldier Jacob Panton is shot five times by a sniper, is hit by a grenade and dies in the operation room. Miraculously he is brought back to life and survives the attack from Taleban that occurred during his very last patrol.

Back in Denmark a long and hard struggle awaits Jacob, his wife Charlotte and their daughter Dina. The former tank commander’s injuries are so severe that it is impossible for him to return to the army. Jacob struggles with a feeling of identity loss and is frustrated with the public treatment of injured soldiers. He slowly starts to find a new purpose in life by helping other war veterans getting a tolerable existence. “The Dead Soldier” tells the dramatic story of Jacob Panton, how war can change everything and how difficult it is to come home to a completely different life.

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