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Festival cause célèbre Ole Christian Madsen -- the director of critically championed prior efforts including Kira's Reason (2001) and Prague (2006) -- turns away from the domestic drama that characterized his earlier filmography with this unusual period thriller, adapted from historical events. Thure Lindhardt and Mads Mikkelsen star, respectively, as Flame and Citron. As two members of the anti-Nazi Danish resistance during the Second World War, their activities predominantly consist of hunting down and rubbing out Denmark's most prominent Nazi collaborators, and thus furthering the way for the Allied cause. Although Madsen opts for conventional subject matter here, and even a traditional perspective given his film's anti-Nazi stance, his deglamorized presentation retains a certain uniqueness, with the two main characters presented not as conventional heroes, but thoroughly desperate characters from the dregs of society with nothing left to lose except for their own lives -- and sociopaths prone to the most sadistic acts of ultraviolence against the enemy. Citron fares worst, as an utterly irredeemable alcoholic and drug addict, crumbling beneath the weight of a miserable, rotten marriage and a less-than-glowing relationship with his young daughter. In touting the film, Madsen openly cited Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows (1969) as one of his key influences. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:July 31, 2009

Crew

Ole Christian Madsen
Director
Lars Bredo Rahbek
Producer
Ole Christian Madsen
Screenwriter
Lars K. Andersen
Screenwriter
Jorgen Johansson
Cinematographer
Karsten Fundal
Composer (Music Score)
Søren Ebbe
Editor
Friborg Nanna Due
Production Designer
Jette Lehmann
Production Designer
Jens Löckmann
Art Director
Anja Müller
Art Director
Christoph Fisser
Co-producer
Stefan Schubert
Co-producer
Carl L. Woebcken
Co-producer
Ralph Schwingel
Co-producer
Morten Kaufmann
Executive Producer
Bo Ehrhardt
Executive Producer
Jorgen Ramskov
Executive Producer
Brigitte Hald
Executive Producer
Manon Rasmussen
Costume Designer
Hans Moller
Sound/Sound Designer
Rie Hedegaard
Casting
Sabine Schumann
Makeup
Arno Neubauer
Line Producer
Michaela Strnadova
Second Assistant Director
Kristina Kornum
Line Producer
Jonas Drehn
Visual Effects Supervisor
Dominik Trimborn
Visual Effects Supervisor
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