Copenhagen, 1944: As the Nazi occupation of Denmark rages, two Resistance fighters - a young idealist codenamed Flame (Thure Lindhardt of Into the Wild) and tense family man Citron (Mads Mikkelsen of Casino Royale) become the underground's most proficient killers of collaborators and sympathizers. The SS is hunting them. They trust only each other. But in a time where fear and mercy must live in the shadows, will a mysterious woman and a new assignment to assassinate the head of the Gestapo lead them to the deadliest places of all? Christian Berkel (Downfall) co-stars in this white-knuckle noir thriller - based on the Holger Danske's most infamous agents - from co-writer/director Ole Christian Madsen that critics worldwide hail as an explosive saga of justice, vengeance and the moral complexities of true heroism.
Peter Mygind,Thure Lindhardt,Mads Mikkelsen,Stine Stengade,Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt
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.