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En dag i oktober (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 6 September 1991 (Denmark)
This story, based on fact, is about the movement of Danish Jews out of Denmark to neutral Sweden in the 1940's. It focuses on a single family and tells of their involvement with the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Niels Jensen
Sara Kublitz
Emma Kublitz
Solomon Kublitz
Ole Lemmeke ...
Kim Rømer ...
Anders Peter Bro ...
Lars Oluf Larsen ...
Jens Arentzen ...
Lily Weiding ...
Arne Hansen ...
Jørgen Teytaud ...
Jørgen Bidstrup ...
Dale Lovett ...


This story, based on fact, is about the movement of Danish Jews out of Denmark to neutral Sweden in the 1940's. It focuses on a single family and tells of their involvement with the underground and of their own, initially reluctant, participation in sabotaging a munitions plant, and of the daughter's affection for one of the movements leaders. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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jew | danish jew | sweden | denmark | 1940s | See All (25) »


Drama | War


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6 September 1991 (Denmark)  »

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A Day in October  »

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Sarah, the daughter, has dark brown eyes. Both parents have blue eyes; according to the laws of genetics, she would have blue eyes. See more »


[first lines]
Title Card: On April 9, 1940, German armed forces occupied Denmark. / By late September 1943, Danish resistance and martial law were facts of life. / The rumor of a German action against the Danish Jews was about to come true...
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Features Schichlegruber - Doing the Lambeth Walk (1941) See more »


Composed by Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
Performed by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre
Odeon Records
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A hidden jewel.
20 July 2004 | by (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie during a sleepless night and I was mesmerized. I cannot believe that I never heard of it before. The storyline is great, the actors played their parts very realistically. I do have to say that D.B.Sweeney was my favorite. He is just great in the leading man role. I always thought he was an under rated actor, but now I am convinced of it. As the friend of someone who's Father was in the "resistance" in occupied Norway and subsequently killed, I was particularly pleased that the resistance fighters in Scandinavia were getting some kind of recognition although not as much as the French or other countries. There were a lot of acts of heroism by everyday normal people during WWII and as the daughter of a WWII veteran, I love seeing these incidents being portrayed. Yes a lot of people died in concentration camps, but thanks to their neighbors a lot survived too. I cannot recommend this movie highly enough to any viewer, except young children. There is some violence and the story line would be beyond their comprehension. I managed to find a copy of it by searching the internet. I cannot wait for it to arrive so I can wear the tape out over and over. I could not find a DVD version and I would like to know if there are any out there. Also, the other actors in the film, where they Danish? Except for Tovah Feldshuh and D.B. I don't remember seeing or hearing of them before. A definite hidden gem, watch it if you can.

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