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Genres Drama Thriller War
Running Time 130 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Jul 31, 2009
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Flame & Citron (Flammen & Citronen)

Copenhagen 1944. Denmark is occupied by Nazi Germany. While the Danish population hopes for a swift end to the war, freedom fighters Bent Faurschou-Hviid, alias Flame and Jørgen Haagen Schmith, alias Citron, secretly put their lives at stake fighting for the Resistance. The fearless and uncompromising Flame is a dedicated anti-fascist who dreams of the day when their group will reassemble and openly launch an armed counterattack at the occupying power. The more sensitive family man Citron primarily… Show more

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Sept. 4, 2009 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

The World War II resistance drama “Flame and Citron’’ is reportedly the costliest Danish movie ever made. What’s most distinctive about the film, though, isn’t in the budget. Despite the blazing red hair of one of its title protagonists, this long, tense historical drama is obsessed with shades of gray. Through a fluke of release-schedule timing, it arrives as the anti-“Inglourious Basterds’’ - a story about heroic Nazi-killers in which heroism itself sinks under bewildering crosscurrents of motive and uncertainty.

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