Flame and Citron (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Flame and Citron (2008)
  • Rate: 7.2/10 total 6,654 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | History | Thriller | War
  • Release Date: 28 March 2008 (Denmark)
  • Runtime: 130 min | Sweden:45 min (3 part TV-miniseries)
  • Filming Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Budget: DKK 45,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $145,109(USA)(27 September 2009)
  • Director: Ole Christian Madsen
  • Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen and Stine Stengade
  • Original Music By: Karsten Fundal   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Resistance | Assassin | Nazi | Nazi Occupation | Double Agent

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Lars Andersen  (as Lars K. Andersen)
  • Ole Christian Madsen  writer

Known Trivia

  • With a budget over 10 million dollars this is one of the most expensive movies made in Denmark.
  • Almost every time we see a cigarette being lit on-screen, it is lit by The Flame.
  • Based on actual events that occurred in Denmark during World War II.
  • 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.
  • The two lead actors, Mads Mikkelsen and Thure Lindhardt, had previously acted together in _”Rejseholdet” Assistancemelding A-7/01, del 2 (2002)_.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: When Hoffman's drivers are held down at gunpoint in the rain, you can see that the street is dry several yards behind the action and sunshine in on the background buildings. Obvious use of overhead sprinklers.

Plot: A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group. Full summary » |  »

Story: 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?Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>  

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Produced By:

  • Christoph Fisser known as co-producer
  • Kristina Kornum known as line producer
  • Pavel Muller known as line producer
  • Arno Neubauer known as line producer: Germany
  • Søren Green Nielsen known as assistant producer
  • Lars Bredo Rahbek known as producer
  • Stefan Schubert known as co-producer
  • Ralph Schwingel known as co-producer
  • David B. Sørensen known as assistant producer
  • Charlie Woebcken known as co-producer
  • Sonja B. Zimmer known as production executive

FullCast & Crew:

  • Thure Lindhardt known as Flammen
  • Mads Mikkelsen known as Citronen
  • Stine Stengade known as Ketty Selmer
  • Peter Mygind known as Aksel Winther
  • Mille Lehfeldt known as Bodil (as Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt)
  • Christian Berkel known as Hoffmann – Gestapo leader
  • Hanns Zischler known as Gilbert – German colonel
  • Claus Riis Østergaard known as Bananen
  • Flemming Enevold known as Spex
  • Lars Mikkelsen known as Frode 'Ravnen' Jacobsen
  • Jesper Christensen known as Flammens Far
  • Lærke Winther Andersen known as Cap
  • Peter Plaugborg known as Lillebjørn
  • Martin Hestbæk known as Storebjørn
  • Thomas Voss known as Teddy
  • Martin Greis known as Heinrich
  • René Hansen known as Carl (as Rene Benjamin Hansen)
  • Jeppe Vig Find known as Bob (as Jeppe Find)
  • Jesper Aron Kaplan known as Skolelæreren (as Jesper Kaplan)
  • Rasmus Bjerg known as Smalle
  • Jaques Lauritsen known as Vinhandler (as Jacque Lauritsen)
  • Charlote Rathnow known as Lis Bomhoff (as Charlotte Rathnov)
  • Henrik Jandorf known as Helmer Bomhoff
  • Rasmus Botoft known as Liquorstore owner
  • Mads M. Nielsen known as Bodil's new boyfriend (as Mads Møllegaard Nielsen)
  • Malene Schwartz known as Gilberts wife
  • Martin Hall known as Østergaard Petersen
  • Karel Dobrý known as Seibold
  • Hans Henrik Clemensen known as Redaktør Gaust
  • Tina Robinsson Simonsen known as Fru Lorentzen (as Tina Robinson Simonsen)
  • Jan Zuska known as Hr. Lorentzen
  • Mai Holm Laureng known as Anne
  • Marie Christensen-Dalsgaard known as Nurse
  • Klaus Tange known as Schalburg – Sergent
  • Martin Vasques known as German officer (as Martin Vasquez)
  • Robert Reinhold known as Police officer
  • Caspar Phillipson known as Schalburg – soldier with glasses
  • Roman Horn known as Police officer
  • Benjamin Boe Rasmussen known as Ambulance chief
  • Thomas Bendixen known as Gestapo chief
  • Oliver Hvidtfeldt known as Injured boy in car
  • Tinus Løvento known as Father of the boy
  • Nikola Navrátil known as Young officer
  • Per Löfberg known as Waiter (as Per Löwberg)
  • Per Löwberg known as Tjener
  • Simona Vcalová known as Vinhandlerens kone / liquorstore owner's wife
  • Finn Bergh known as (uncredited)
  • David Bjergsø known as Schalburg Soldier (uncredited)
  • Henrik Jørgensen known as Civil Danish Policeman (uncredited)
  • Mads Lodberg known as Bodyguard (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Jens Bartram known as makeup artist
  • Ivana Chlostova known as makeup artist
  • Sabine Schumann known as makeup artist
  • Bobo Sobotka known as makeup artist: Czech Republic

Art Department:

  • Simon Bang known as storyboard artist
  • Tom Hecker known as storyboard artist
  • Helko Klünder known as carpenter
  • Julia König known as set dresser: Berlin
  • Peter Naguib known as set dresser
  • Marco Pressler known as construction manager
  • Harry Rischmüller known as property master: outdoor
  • Stefan Rohde known as set dresser
  • M. Wan Sputnick known as property master: Denmark
  • Jirí Trier known as props buyer
  • Jon Truelsen known as property master
  • Annelie Wheeler known as prop assistant


Production Companies:

  • Nimbus Film Productions (presents)
  • Wüste Filmproduktion (presents)
  • Wüste Film Ost (presents)
  • Studio Babelsberg (presents)
  • OC Film (in co-production with)
  • Sirena Film (in co-production with)
  • Duckling A/S (in co-production with)
  • Mainstream (in co-production with)
  • Kameraudlejningen (in co-production with)
  • 4½ (in co-production with)
  • Det Danske Filminstitut (with the support of)
  • Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l'Europe (with the support of)
  • Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (with the support of)
  • Deutsche Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (with the support of)
  • Nordic Film och TV Fund (with the support of)
  • Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (with the support of)
  • TV2 Danmark (in co-operation with)
  • Sandrew Metronome Denmark (in co-operation with)
  • Match Factory, The (in co-operation with)
  • Canal+ (in co-operation with)
  • TV2 Norge (in co-operation with)
  • Sveriges Television (SVT) (in co-operation with)
  • NFP Marketing & Distribution (in co-operation with)
  • YLE (in co-operation with)
  • Substanz Film (in co-operation with)

Other Companies:

  • Det Danske Filminstitut  funding
  • Deutsche Filmförderfonds (DFFF)  funding
  • Eurimages  funding
  • Filmförderung Hamburg  funding
  • Match Factory, The  sales
  • Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg  funding
  • Nimbus Film Productions  funding
  • Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond  funding
  • Produksjon 4 1/2  funding
  • Sirena Film  funding
  • Studio Babelsberg  funding
  • TV2 Danmark  funding
  • Wüste Filmproduktion  funding


  • Alcine Terran (2009) (Japan) (theatrical) (as Alciné Térran)
  • IFC Films (2009) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Metrodome Distribution (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Mirada Distribution (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Mongrel Media (2009) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Alta Classics (2008) (Spain) (all media)
  • AmaFilms (2008) (Greece) (all media)
  • Filmfolket (2008) (Denmark) (all media)
  • Filmfreak Distributie (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • MPI Home Video (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Metrodome Video Ltd. (2009) (UK) (DVD)
  • Mongrel Media (2009) (Canada) (DVD)
  • NFP Marketing & Distribution (2008) (Germany) (all media)
  • Rialto Entertainment (2008) (Australia) (all media)
  • Rialto Entertainment (2008) (New Zealand) (all media)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution (2009) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Yleisradio (YLE) (2010) (Finland) (TV)

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Special Effects:

  • Duckling A/S

Visual Effects by:

  • Nastuh Abootalebi known as visual effects artist
  • Sofie Friis Borup known as compositor
  • Jonas Drehn known as visual effects supervisor
  • Peter Hartwig known as CG supervisor: Duckling
  • Emma Lidé known as compositor
  • Sam Loxton known as compositor
  • Martin Madsen known as compositor
  • Benjamin Magnussen known as digital effects artist
  • Florian Martin known as digital colorist (as Florian 'Utsi' Martin)
  • Per Mørk-Jensen known as lead compositor
  • Christian Nielsen known as visual effects
  • Claus Nicholas Nielsen known as matte painter
  • Peter Szewczyk known as technical director
  • Dominik Trimborn known as visual effects supervisor

Release Date:

  • Denmark 28 March 2008
  • Germany 28 August 2008
  • USA 29 August 2008 (Telluride Film Festival)
  • Canada 6 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Norway 3 October 2008
  • Canada 4 October 2008 (Edmonton International Film Festival)
  • Spain November 2008 (Seville European Film Festival)
  • Indonesia 7 December 2008 (Jakarta International Film Festival)
  • Spain 2 January 2009
  • Finland 4 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Sweden 25 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Greece 26 February 2009
  • Ireland 6 March 2009
  • UK 6 March 2009
  • France 20 March 2009 (Rouen Nordic Film Festival)
  • Czech Republic 30 March 2009 (Febio Film Festival)
  • Turkey 9 April 2009 (Istanbul Film Festival)
  • France 29 April 2009 (TV premiere)
  • USA May 2009 (Seattle International Film Festival)
  • France 6 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Belgium 27 May 2009
  • Portugal 28 May 2009
  • USA 31 July 2009 (limited)
  • Canada 7 August 2009 (Toronto)
  • Finland 25 August 2009 (Espoo Film Festival)
  • New Zealand 5 November 2009
  • Netherlands 17 November 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • France 6 December 2009 (Les Arcs International Film Festival)
  • Japan 19 December 2009
  • Argentina 24 June 2010
  • Greece 4 November 2011 (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)


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