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On April 9, 1940 Germany invaded Denmark. Based on real events - in Southern Jutland a military unit on bicycles was sent south to help hold back the Germans until reinforcement.

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Roni Ezra

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Tobias Lindholm
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Credited cast:
Pilou Asbæk ... Sekondløjtnant Sand
Lars Mikkelsen ... Oberstløjtnant Hintz
Elliott Crosset Hove ... Menig Lassen
Simon Sears ... Kaptajn Holm
Joachim Fjelstrup Joachim Fjelstrup ... Sergent Bundgaard
Gustav Dyekjær Giese ... Menig Andersen
Sebastian Bull Sarning Sebastian Bull Sarning ... Menig Lundgren
Martin Greis-Rosenthal ... Løjtnant Gjermansen (as Martin Greis)
Ari Alexander ... Menig Justesen
Lukas Schwarz Thorsteinsson Lukas Schwarz Thorsteinsson ... Signalofficer
Morten Hauch-Fausbøll Morten Hauch-Fausbøll ... Major Fladsaa
Jesper Hagelskær Paasch Jesper Hagelskær Paasch ... Løjtnant Jepsen
Michael Brostrup Michael Brostrup ... Oberst Hartz
Pelle Emil Hebsgaard ... Guard
Mette Munk Plum Mette Munk Plum ... Bondekone
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In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against all odds, hold back the forces until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized. In the fatal hours, we follow second lieutenant Sand (Pilou Asbæk) and his bicycle company - they will as the first Danish soldiers meet the enemy in combat on April 9th 1940. Written by Nordisk Film Production A/S

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | German

Release Date:

12 March 2015 (Denmark) See more »

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9 апреля See more »

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While the bicyckle troops might seem a bit unpractical - such units where actually quite common in many countries at the time. See more »

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(at around 55 mins) There is someone in the background passing on a bicycle, wearing something red. It appears to be someone riding a modern day mountain bike. See more »

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Interesting, nothing more.
17 April 2016 | by kyliem11See all my reviews

The true story of the German army invading Denmark on April 9th 1940. The first line of defence is the South Jutland Bicycle Company, their orders are to hold back the might of the German army until reinforcements arrive.

It's a little strange seeing them cycling around with a light machine gun strapped to their crossbar and being ordered to change a bicycle tyre in under 1.5 minutes!

There is no connection between any of the soldiers, most of them don't seem to care one way or another weather they are defeated or not. The acting is quite forced but as a historical account of young men sent to do an impossible job it is quite interesting, although they were badly let down when the Danish government surrendered a few hours in.


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