Flame and Citron

March 28th, 2008


Flame and Citron

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A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 7.2/10 (6,489 voted)

Critic's Score: 74/100

Director: Ole Christian Madsen

Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade

During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, the other drives. Until 1944, they kill only Danes; then Winther gives orders to kill Germans. When a target tells Bent that Winther's using them to settle private scores, doubt sets in, complicated by Bent's relationship with the mysterious Kitty Selmer, who may be a double agent. Also, someone in their circle is a traitor. Can Bent and Jørgen kill an über-target, evade capture, and survive the war? And is this heroism, naiveté, or mere hatred?

Writers: Lars Andersen, Ole Christian Madsen

Thure Lindhardt - Flammen
Mads Mikkelsen - Citronen
Stine Stengade - Ketty Selmer
Peter Mygind - Aksel Winther
Mille Lehfeldt - Bodil (as Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt)
Christian Berkel - Hoffmann - Gestapo leader
Hanns Zischler - Gilbert - German colonel
Claus Riis Østergaard - Bananen
Flemming Enevold - Spex
Lars Mikkelsen - Frode 'Ravnen' Jacobsen
Jesper Christensen - Flammens Far
Lærke Winther Andersen - Cap
Peter Plaugborg - Lillebjørn
Martin Hestbæk - Storebjørn
Thomas Voss - Teddy


Official Website: Official site | Official site [Denmark] |

Release Date: 28 March 2008

Filming Locations: Berlin, Germany

Box Office Details

Budget: DKK 45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $15,254 (USA) (2 August 2009) (2 Screens)

Gross: $145,109 (USA) (27 September 2009)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Sweden: (3 part TV-miniseries)

Did You Know?

The movie is named from the nicknames of the two main characters. Flame refers to the colour of Bent Faurschou-Hviid's red hair, after an attempt to dye it blond. Citron (Danish for lemon) got the name because, while working at the Citroën-factories in Copenhagen, he sabotaged German cars and trucks.

Revealing mistakes: When Citron, his wife and daughter are in the car on the beach, there are no wheel trails in the sand.

User Review


Rating: 8/10

Im usually not a huge fan of Danish movies but this one, however, takes it beyond that regular crap with cheesy endings and bad obvious acting. This movie has soul. The little things really have their part in this one and by paying attention to the details you get something you've never seen before.

First of all, the acting. Thure Lindhardt and Mads Mikkelsen manages to make their parts more natural than I've seen in years. And for once they're not talking with a rhythmic, obvious-acting kind of tone but a real and honest voice. And after watching this one I truly understand why they call Thure The Man With The Thousand Faces.

As for the directing, it is award-winning stuff. Ill be surprised if it doesn't win several prizes and important ones too.

So if you read this, which I assume you do, go watch Flammen og Citronen. I can promise you intensity, honesty, love, bravery, hate, jokes and friendship all-in-one. This movies doesn't have those cheesy, dumb, ridiculous scenes but gives you something honest and pure.

I would recommend this for movie of the year so far, if I have the power to do so. I love this movie and I admire it even more. 9/10


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