Saturday, December 4, 2010

Flammen & Citronen : Flame & Citron (2008) : Danish

Loosely based on true story, this movie highlights the maneuvers carried out by the elements of the Danish Resistance group during World War II.

Bent Hviid alias ‘Flame’ & Jorgen Schmith alias ‘Citron’ were some of the deadly resistance fighters in the Holger Danske group. They systematically used to exterminate the Danish collaborators as well as high ranking Nazi officials. Things were running fine until Flame got the notion of deception among his own group who seemed to jeopardize everything & stop them from getting their hands on their final target, the dreaded Gestapo Chief Karl Heinz Hoffmann. Situation becomes more intricate when Flame falls for a femme fatale whom he believes to be a double agent.

Even though the story takes place in the backdrop of Second World War, most of the action takes place in small towns. Don’t expect to see a full scale Hollywood extravaganza. This does not follow the typical formula of espionage flicks, so expect to have some unpredictable twists which I found quite appealing. I was not familiar with the casts except few, like Christian Berkel (Der Untergang) & Mads Mikkelsen (Clash Of The Titans) still they did an amazing job to bring life to this nostalgic war noir.

Final Thoughts : Impressive, with intriguing plot

My Rating : 8/10

1 comment:

  1. Max Manus is probably the best of the Nordic Resitance movies that came out during the last few years but I liked this one best. It is nicely melancholic.