The Good Traitor (2020)


The Good Traitor (Danish: Vores mand i Amerika) is a 2020 Danish drama film about Henrik Kauffmann and the signing of the Greenland treaty with the United States after the Nazi occupation of Denmark during World War II.


Period drama centring on the life of diplomat, Henrik Kauffmann, who was the Danish ambassador posted to Washington in 1939. When World War II started and the Nazi’s occupied Denmark on 09 April 1940, Kauffmann declared himself to be the only true representative of the free Danish people in opposition to the Nazis.


  • Ulrich Thomsen as Henrik Kauffmann.
  • Denise Gough as Charlotte Kauffmann.
  • Mikkel Boe Følsgaard as Povl Bang-Jensen.
  • Zoë Tapper as Zilla Sears.
  • Burn Gorman as Berle.
  • Henry Goodman as Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Esben Dalgaard Andersen as Einar Blechingberg.
  • Ross McCall as Mason Sears.
  • Pixie Davies as Poppin Sears.
  • Amber Fernée as Tilda Kauffmann.
  • Rosemary Aburrow as Lisa Kauffmann.
  • Søren Sætter-Lassen as Nils Svenningsen.
  • Nicholas Blane as Winston Churchill.
  • Miri-Ann Beuschel as Lauring.
  • Henrik Noël Olesen as Arno.
  • Hans Henrik Clemensen as Statsminister Buhl.
  • Scott Alexander Young as General Hobbs.
  • Robert Jackson as Ejendomsmágler.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Christina Rosendahl.
  • Producer(s):
    • Karen Baumbach … line producer: financing.
    • Bo Ehrhardt … executive producer.
    • Jonas Frederiksen … producer.
    • Eszter Gyárfás … line producer.
    • Birgitte Hald … executive producer.
    • Marianne Jul Hansen … line producer: development.
    • Jenny Stjernströmer-Björk … chief content officer.
    • Kim Arnt Torp … line producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Kristian Bang Foss.
    • Dunja Gry Jensen.
    • Christina Rosendahl.
  • Music:
    • Jonas Struck.
  • Cinematography:
    • Louise McLaughlin.
  • Editor(s):
    • Oliver Bugge Coutte.
    • Janus Billeskov Jansen.
  • Production:
    • Nimbus Film Productions.
    • Copenhagen Film Fund (support).
    • Danmarks Radio (DR) (support).
    • Det Danske Filminstitut (support).
    • Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond (support).
    • SF Studios.
  • Distributor(s):
    • VerCine (2021) (Spain) (theatrical).
    • SF Studios (2020) (Denmark) (all media).
    • Samuel Goldwyn Films (USA) (video).
    • Vortex Media (2021) (Canada) (all media).
  • Release Date: 29 January 2020 (Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden).
  • Rating: 11.
  • Running Time: 115 minutes.
  • Country: Denmark.
  • Language: Danish and English.

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