The Bombardment cast features Bertram Bisgaard Enevoldsen, Ester Birch and Fanny Bornedal. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Ole Bornedal’s 2021 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Based on a true story, The Bombardment examines a World War II tragedy in Copenhagen. As the Royal Air Force carries out Operation Carthage, a pilot accidentally crashes into Jeanne d’Arc School. Meanwhile, other air fighters mistake the building for the primary target during second and third wave attacks. The storyline chronicles various subplots that precede the mission. Here’s every main performer and character in The Bombardment, otherwise known as The Shadow in My Eye (Skyggen i mit øje).
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The Bombardment Cast: Bertram Bisgaard Enevoldsen as Henry
Character Profile: A Danish adolescent. He moves to Copenhagen for a month after witnessing corpses burn in a vehicle. Henry struggles to speak because of emotional trauma but manages to help Copenhagen parents find their children.
Enevoldsen’s Resume: Jonas Rasmussen in Guilty (2019), Tom in Far (2020)
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The Bombardment Cast: Ester Birch as Rigmor
Character Profile: Henry’s cousin. She helps him recover in Copenhagen. Rigmor speaks with a local nun about the concept that God is “looking away.”
Birch’s Resume: Movie Debut in The Bombardment
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The Bombardment Cast: Ella Josephine Lund Nilsson as Eva
Character Profile: Rigmor’s friend. She witnesses a murder and later bonds with Henry. Eva makes a fateful decision on the day her school is bombed.
Nilsson’s Resume: Jette Høst in Sygeplejeskolen (2019), Maiken in Buster’s World (2021)
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The Bombardment Cast: Malena Lucia Lodahl as Greta
Character Profile: Rigmor’s classmate. She spots Eva on the street moments after a public execution. Greta speaks of “rich, evil Jews” with her teacher.
Lodahl’s Resume: Laila in Buster’s World (2021)
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The Bombardment Cast: Fanny Bornedal as Teresa
Character Profile: A St. Joseph sister. She flogs herself and wants to know if God actually exists. Teresa confronts a Nazi collaborator in Copenhagen and explores her faith by kissing him.
Bornedal’s Resume: Clara in Just Another Love Story (2007), Nete in Journal 64 (2018), Amelia in Equinox (2020), Sapphire in Forhøret (2021), Alba Winther in Borgen (2022)
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The Bombardment Cast: Alex Høgh Andersen as Frederik
Character Profile: A Nazi collaborator in Copenhagen. He is described as a “HIPO-pig” by both his father and Sister Teresa. Frederik worries about going to Hell.
Andersen’s Resume: Victor in Outsider (2012), William Iversen in Tvillingerne & Julemanden (2013), Anders Holm in A War (2015), Ivar in Vikings (2016-20), Jakob in Centrum (2020)
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The Bombardment Cast: Alban Lendorf as Peter
Character Profile: A Royal Air Force pilot. He accidentally kills a wedding party in the opening sequence. Peter loses a tail during Operation Carthage and crashes into Jeanne d’Arc School.
Lendorf’s Resume: Prins Siegfried in Svanesøen (2015), David in Walk with Me (2016), Joakim in Fars Drenge (2021)
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The Bombardment cast also includes James Tarpey (The World’s End, A Little Italian Vacation), Casper Kjær Jensen (Anti, Kamikaze), Danica Curcic (Silent Heart, The Chestnut Man), Mads Riisom (Piv, Land of Mine) and Malene Beltoft Olsen (Sex, Drugs & Taxation, Warrior).
Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.