FLAME & CITRON

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Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

FLAME AND CITRON tells the true story of Danish resistance to Nazi occupation during WWII.  Flammen and Citronen were the code names for a legendary duo responsible for the deaths of countless Nazis and collaborators.  The acclaimed Ole Christian Madsen’s political thriller is an ultra-stylized and remarkable spy noir about the murky moral complexities of wartime.  Stars Mads Mikkelsen (of AFTER THE WEDDING and CASINO ROYALE) and Thure Lindhardt.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Writers: Ole Christian Madsen, Lars Andersen 
Distributor: IFC
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Runtime: 130 min.
Country: Denmark | Czech Republic | Germany
Language: Danish | German
Parents Guide: N/R

FESTIVALS: Telluride Film, USA; Toronto International Film Festival, Canada; Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada; Seville European Film Festival, Spain; Jakarta International Film Festival, Indonesia; Rouen Nordic Film Festival, France; Febio Film Festival, Czech Republic; Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey; Seattle International Film Festival, USA; Toronto Film Festival, Canada; Espoo Film Festival, Finland; Les Arcs International Film Festival, Netherlands

AWARDS: Bodil Awards, Denmark, Best Film, Best Cinematography; Robert Festival, Denmark, Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up, Best Production Design, Best Special Effects; Zulu Awards, Denmark, Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor

“FLAME & CITRON, based on the lives of two actual Resistance heroes, is a taut, handsome production — the most expensive Danish film to date — and it looks like a film noir, as indeed the costumes, cars, guns and fugitives force it to.” Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Official Website w/trailer

Posted in 2010 Screenings, Screening Archive