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Flame & Citron

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Magnificent! ...Gripping, haunting, and as complex as its title characters.

— Ella Taylor, Cinemablend.com

BRAVE, BOLD, AND ONE OF A KIND...There's much to love about FLAME & CITRON.

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AN EXCELLENT PICTURE. AN ELEGANTLY SKILLED, FACT BASED DRAMA. COMPLICATES THE HEROIC HONOR CODES OF MOVIES ABOUT 'THE GOOD WAR'.

— LA Weekly

SEARING, STYLISH ! Draws you into its doom-laden atmosphere and keeps ratcheting up the tension. A noir thriller, complete with shadowy alleys, double-crosses galore, and the requisite femme fatale. Beneath its stylized surface, Flame is also a provocative film of ideas, exploring the notion of heroism.

— Erica Abeel, Film Journal International

Presented by IFC Films | Denmark | Jul 31st, 2009 | 120 MINS | UR

Based on true events and developed from eyewitness accounts during World War II, Ole Christian Madsen’s political thriller FLAME & CITRON is an ultra-stylized and remarkable spy noir about the murky moral complexities of wartime.

Copenhagen, 1944. World War II is entering its final stretch in Europe. Denmark is occupied by Nazi Germany. Two resistance fighters nicknamed Flame (Thure Lindhart) and Citron (Mads Mikkelsen – CASINO ROYALE) become heroes of the underground dealing violently with traitors to their cause. When the pair is sent to execute Flame’s lover Ketty (Stine Stengade), the line between ally and enemy is blurred forcing them to determine their own orders which starts with killing the much hated and feared chief of the Gestapo – Karl Heinz Hoffman (Christian Berkel). Variety’s Todd McCarthy calls it, “Absorbing…accomplished. More than enough dark turns and unsettling moods to justify the comparison to Melville’s ARMY OF SHADOWS.”

Director

  • Ole Christian Madsen

Producer

  • Lars Bredo Rahbek

Writers

  • Lars K. Andersen
  • Ole Christian Madsen