Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Danish director Nils Malmros directs the drama At Kende Sandheden (Facing the Truth), based on the real-life story of his own father. In 1944 Nazi-occupied Denmark, surgeon Richard Malmros (Jens Albinus) performs a successful operation on a young boy, using the chemical Thorotrast for the X-ray procedure. Forty years later, the patient claims that the chemical was the cause of his cancer. The eldery Malmros and his son, Nils (Soren Ostergaard), investigate their case while a journalist starts up a scandal. Flashbacks reveal the details of Malmros' career and the reasons for his desicion to use the chemical. Shot in black-and-white, At Kende Sandheden premiered at the Norwegian International Film Festival.