De røde enge [Red Meadows] (1945)

De røde enge
Director: Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen
Writer: Leck Fischer
Based on: Ole Juul’s novel
Cast: Poul Reichhardt, Lisbeth Movin, Per Buckhøj, Gyrd Løfquist, Kjeld Jacobsen, Preben Kaas, Arne Hersholdt, Karl Jørgensen, Lau Lauritzen, Preben Neergaard, Bjørn Watt-Boolsen, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Freddy Koch
Part of: Viennale
Seen on: 26.10.2019

Michael (Poul Reichhardt) is a Danish resistance fighter, doing everything in his power to stop the Nazis. But he finds himself captured by the Germans after his last attempt. As he thinks about that last mission – to blow up a weapons factory – he tries to figure out who must have betrayed him and his group so that he was captured.

Red Meadows is one great piece of propaganda for the Danish resistance that was, according to this film at least, the best resistance to ever resist. Since we can unfortunately still use a reminder to fight against Nazis, I didn’t mind that hyperbole one bit.

The film poster showing Michael (Poul Reichhardt) holding Ruth (Lisbeth Movin).
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