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Flame & Citron review

Gripping tale of two members of the Danish resistance in WWII

Like Black Book, this offers a revisionist account of a WW2 European resistance movement.

Flame (Thure Lindhart) and Citron (Mads Mikkelsen) are members of the Holger Danske organisation, operating in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen in 1944. They carry out orders to liquidate German officers, but when Flame is asked to eliminate girlfriend Ketty (Stine Stengade) he and Citron begin to question who their real enemies are...

Writer-director Ole Christian Madsen delivers plenty of excitement, but misses the tragic resonance of Jean-Pierre Melville’s recently re-discovered resistance masterpiece Army In The Shadows.

Tom Dawson

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