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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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Niels Jensen
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Sara Kublitz
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Emma Kublitz
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Solomon Kublitz
Ole Lemmeke ...
Larsen
Kim Rømer ...
Arne
Anders Peter Bro ...
Kurt
Lars Oluf Larsen ...
Willy
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Peter
Jens Arentzen ...
Paul
Lily Weiding ...
Secretary
Arne Hansen ...
Hansen
Jørgen Teytaud ...
Fisherman
Jørgen Bidstrup ...
Moviegoer
Dale Lovett ...
Policeman
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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) »

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Drama | War

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A Day in October  »

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The SS officer (Larsen) has Wehrmacht brass on his cap, the SS utilized the Death's Head and not the roundel with a wreath. Also the SS troopers on the street car have SS insignia on both collars (the left side is backwards). SS soldiers wore their rank on the left collar. See more »

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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 »

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A WEE BIT OF SPRING
Composed by Leo Mathisen
Performed by Niels Foss Scala-Orkester
Imperial 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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