Lisa Munsterhjelm – Resolute
Lisa Munsterhjelm is an exceptionally talented Canadian-based screenwriter of Scandinavian origin.
Resolute is a thrilling story of love, war and family set against the background of the remarkable rescue of the Jews of Denmark during World War II, one the most heroic episodes of recent times.....
Gustav Andersen had helped save over 7,500 Jews from Nazi-occupied Denmark but, six decades later, an enemy falsely accuses him of war crimes.
Gustav's daughter, Anna, is not in good health and her children are reeling from their own personal problems. But they have to work together to help him prove his innocence.
Elsa, Gustav's granddaughter, is recently divorced from a man who had abandoned her and her daughter, Liv. Although she is an associate art history professor at Harvard, she's in debt from a heavy mortgage and bills not covered by her deadbeat ex-husband.
Erik, Gustav's grandson, has a spouse but no children. He has already lost a child through miscarriage and is becoming disillusioned and bitter. His mourning is manifesting itself in bizarre thoughts and conspiracy theories, as he can't feel the helplessness and guilt of his loss.
Gustav must stand trial in Copenhagen, and his daughter and grandchildren join to support him.
During this time, the horrors of what really happened, as well as a present deadly threat, are revealed. But through this, Gustav realizes that although the events were unfortunate and painful, he has nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, he accepts his role in the events as having been at the very least good, if not heroic.
Anna, who had also suffered for the past 60 years, finally comes to terms with her loss. Elsa, meanwhile, learns to assert herself against aggressive people who had been causing her hurt. Erik starts to process his hurt by helping others, and begins rebuilding his hope for another child.
The story is an example of how hope and love can prevail in times of strife and suffering.
Though evil may never be totally extinguished, love can at least overpower misery.