Tobias Lindholm
Lindholm at the 2022 Montclair Film Festival
Born (1977-07-05) 5 July 1977 (age 46)
Næstved, Denmark
EducationNational Film School of Denmark
Years active2007–present
SpouseCaroline Blanco

Tobias Lindholm (born 5 July 1977) is a Danish screenwriter and film director. His 2015 directed film A War was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In addition to A War, he has directed the films R (2010), A Hijacking (2012), and The Good Nurse (2022). He has also written for multiple films and TV series.

Early life

Lindholm was born in Næstved in 1977. He graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in Copenhagen in 2007.


Lindholm first received attention for his work as a television writer on the popular Danish political TV-series Borgen, credited on all 20 episodes of the series' first two seasons, either as an episode writer or storyline contributor. Then, in 2011, Lindholm was awarded a special Bodil Award for having two feature films Submarino (as co-writer) and R (as director and writer) in competition for that year's Best Danish Film, which the latter movie also won.[1] His hostage drama A Hijacking (2012) premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival in the Orizzonti section.[2]

He is also a frequent collaborator with film director Thomas Vinterberg, with whom he has written the screenplays for feature films Submarino (2010), The Hunt (2012) and Another Round (2020)

Lindholm directed the 2015 drama A War (Danish: Krigen) about a Danish military company in Afghanistan that is captured by the Taliban, and the commander is accused of war crimes.[3] The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.[4]

Personal life

Lindholm is married to film producer Caroline Blanco with whom he has three sons. They live in Copenhagen.[5]



Year Title Director Writer
2010 R Yes Yes
Submarino No Yes
2012 The Hunt No Yes
A Hijacking Yes Yes
2013 The Hour of the Lynx No Yes
2015 April 9th No Yes
A War Yes Yes
2016 The Commune No Yes
2020 Another Round No Yes
2022 The Good Nurse Yes No

Documentary films

Year Title Director Writer
2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded Yes No
2014 The Arms Drop No Yes


Year Title Director Writer Notes
2008 Sommer No Yes 3 episodes
2010-2011 Borgen No Yes 20 episodes
2016 Follow the Money No Yes 2 episodes
2017 Mindhunter Yes No "Episode 5" and "Episode 6"
2020 The Investigation Yes No 6 episodes


  1. ^ "'R' er årets danske film".
  2. ^ "A Hijacking: Venice review". The Hollywood Reporter. September 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Krigen". (in Danish).
  4. ^ Ford, Rebecca (14 January 2016). "Oscar Nominations: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  5. ^ "BLÅ BOG: Tobias Lindholm er blevet hot i Hollywood" (in Danish). BT. Retrieved 26 November 2020.

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