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Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron) (The Flame and the Lemon) (2008)

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Critic Consensus: The true story of the Danish resistance in WW2, though lengthy and sprawling, is gripping and competently made.

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Movie Info

This World War II-set thriller from Denmark concerns two members of the Danish resistance who team up on a series of missions to rub out Nazis.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Lars K. Andersen, Ole Christian Madsen, Lars Kolding Andersen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 23, 2010
Runtime:
IFC Films

Cast

Stine Stengade
as Ketty Selmer
Peter Mogge Mygind
as Aksel Winther
Peter Mygind
as Aksel Winther
Jesper Christensen
as Flame's Father
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Critic Reviews for Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron) (The Flame and the Lemon)

All Critics (70) | Top Critics (24)

Madsen has acknowledged a strong debt to Pierre Melville's 1969 classic Army of Shadows. This one deserves a seat at the same table.

Full Review… | January 15, 2010
Film.com
Top Critic

It's fast-paced, stylish and thrilling. But it also raises one tough question.

Full Review… | December 17, 2009
Washington Post
Top Critic

It winds its way through a tricky, fact-based plot that's sometimes reminiscent of film noir. At the center is a bewitching femme fatale whose allegiances and motives are less than clear.

Full Review… | December 17, 2009
Seattle Times
Top Critic

While it may not be a smorgasbord of red herrings and red meat, Flame and Citron is often chilling.

Full Review… | December 17, 2009
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Madsen makes the most of his budget, and he keeps pulling his camera back for long, visually sumptuous overhead shots.

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

To its credit, the film gives full weight to the confusion and ambivalence of war; the struggle for liberation from tyranny rarely looks so dubious.

Full Review… | November 5, 2009
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron) (The Flame and the Lemon)

The astonishing Mads Mikkelsen and the brilliant Thure Lindhart join forces as Danish assassins targeting Nazis. The famous duo are handed orders and become expertly proficient at executing their orders. The script makes sure to enter real character struggles as each murder does weigh on their minds. The violence is handled with a shocking honesty that never feels acceptable, even if the victims are Nazis. The film takes a seriously dramatic and conflicting turn when we dicover that perhaps those giving the orders weren't exactly innocent and perhaps some of the targets weren't as bad as we had thought. It leads us to a number of brilliant shoot-outs which are handled in a way that is never obvious nor sentimental.

kiriyamakazou
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

True stories seem to pack a little more umph.

flixsterman
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Well....all in all I thought that this movie was really good. Strong acting. Strong production. Strong true story. BUT, in between the action parts it really kind of dragged. Plus, I think they could have shaved off maybe 30 min or so. That being said, this is one of my favorite subjects, and this movie really did try hard to tell an excellent story. Word of advice: Dont watch this and Benjamin Button in the same day. Both really good movies, but you may have to take a nap in between the two.

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron) (The Flame and the Lemon) Quotes

Citronen: See you, Bent.
– Submitted by Emma B (3 years ago)

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