Hold onto your seats, folks: The summer movie season in Denmark is about to get even more thrilling. Flame & Citroen, a thriller set in Copenhagen during the World War II occupation by Nazi Germany, just became the biggest local hit in eight years. After eleven weeks in release, admissions have totaled 665,000, representing more than 10% of the country's entire population. What's so appealing?

Lead characters Flame (Thure Lindhardt) and Citroen (the great Mads Mikkelsen) are "legendary resistance fighters charged with liquidating Danish informers," according to the Danish Film Institute. Things heat up when Flame is ordered to execute his enigmatic girlfriend (Stine Stengade). The film is reportedly based on true events. All I can add is: the trailer at the Danish-language official site looks pretty freakin' good.
categories Cinematical