Flame and Citron You can feel the shadow of Steven Spielberg's Munich hovering over Flame & Citron , a Danish drama of resistance fighters in Copenhagen during WWII.… Flame and Citron You can feel the shadow of Steven Spielberg's Munich hovering over Flame & Citron , a Danish drama of resistance fighters in Copenhagen during WWII.… 2009-07-31 Unrated PT136M Drama Mads Mikkelsen IFC Films
Movie Review

Flame & Citron (2009)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
ARMED ASSASSINS Thure Lindhardt and Mads Mikkelson
ARMED ASSASSINS Thure Lindhardt and Mads Mikkelson
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Jul 31, 2009; Rated: Unrated; Length: 136 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Mads Mikkelsen; Distributor: IFC Films

You can feel the shadow of Steven Spielberg's Munich hovering over Flame & Citron, a Danish drama of resistance fighters in Copenhagen during WWII. Flame (Thure Lindhardt), a boyish redhead, and his short-fused right-hand man, Citron (the terrific scowler Mads Mikkelsen, from Casino Royale), are underground assassins who walk a tightrope between justice and vengeance. They have signed on to kill Danish collaborators, but they're ensnared by the murky loyalties of the resistance itself. Director Ole Christian Madsen combines sharp scenes of moral inquiry with a few too many functional, oldfangled espionage twists. (Also available on cable via on demand) B

Originally posted Jul 29, 2009 Published in issue #1059 Aug 07, 2009 Order article reprints
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