The Arms Drop
4. June 2014

Peter Bleach is on a mission to find the MI5 agent who lied in court when he faced a possible death sentence – a trial that led to conviction for plotting against the Indian state for dropping 4 tons of weapons over West Bengal.

Although Bleach was indeed part of the arms drop, he was in fact working as an MI5 informer to catch the mastermind behind it, Niels Holck, who was also on board the plane, but escaped and left Bleach to pay the price. Now he sets out to find the MI5 agent who cost him 8 years in Indian jail – and decides to forgive his former enemy Holck and testify when he faces extradition to India.


Director: Andreas Koefoed
Producer: Fridthjof Film
Country: Danmark 2014
Length: 93 minutter
Language: Dansk og engelsk. Danske undertekster.

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Om instruktøren(-erne)
Andreas Koefoed (født Denmark, 1979)

A graduate in documentary direction from the National Film School of Denmark, 2009, and in sociology from Copenhagen University, 2004. Has, since 2001, worked as director, cinematographer and editor of documentary films, and has made films in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Koefoed’s films have won him awards at numerous festivals, including Tribeca, Silverdocs, Full Frame, Sheffield Doc/Fest and CPH:DOX. His films have been selected for IDFA and received several nominations at the festival. Koefoed made his first feature-length doucmentary, “Ballroom Dancer” in co-direction with Christian Bonke.

© Director portrait: Erika Svensson