Two countries at war for 172 years... and no one knew.
The longest war in the history of Spain is 172 years long and it was against Denmark. Not a single shot was fired and nobody died, but Europe as we know it today coud have been very different...
On November 11, 1809, a Royal Order arrived at Huéscar, Granada, which called for breaking all diplomatic relationships with Denmark. Napoleon was defeated, and the people from the small village forgot about that absurd war they had declared...
...Until 1981, when an archivist announced the State of war, after finding the war declaration. How could Spain enter NATO if it was at war against one of the member countries?
The Mayor of the town, along with his team decided that it would be better to forget old quarrels and take advantage of this surreal situation to strengthen ties with Denmark. The peace was signed on November 11, 1981, 172 years after declaring, with great public and press assistance, and an active cultural exchange that lasts until today. It was a lively, Asterix-esque party back then.
H.C Andersen, Reagan and Brézhnev, leaders of the two superpowers back them, are also a part of this story, full with anecdotes and stories.
Jorge Rivera (Director) speaks fluently Spanish and Danish. He will interview the guests and will produce the film, a co-production between Spain, Denmark and Sweden.
Jaime Noguera (Screenwriter) is an expert in strange stories of History, movies and military history.
Daniel Bezares (Co-producer, Camera X) is the owner of Camera X, a modern high-end production Company based in Copenhagen and Stockholm.
Director of Photogaraphy: César Hernando
Edit and post-production: Alfredo Fernández
Original Music Composer: Isabel Royán,
Original Sountrack/End Song: Michelle Birkballe.
The film will be shot in Spain (Granada, Madrid) and Denmark (Copenhagen, Kolding, and more locations TBA).
Two interviews have been made for the first pitch trailer:
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Per Stig Møller and
Lolland-Falster Museum Curator Cecilie Bønnelycke.
Witnesses to our main event, as well as scholars and experts have been contacted and are ready to shoot in 2020.