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April 9th (2015)

9. april (original title)
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.

Director:

Roni Ezra

Writer:

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
Gustav Dyekjær Giese ... Menig Andersen
Sebastian Bull Sarning ... Menig Lundgren
Martin Greis-Rosenthal ... Løjtnant Gjermansen (as Martin Greis)
Joachim Fjelstrup ... Sergent Bundgaard
Ari Alexander ... Menig Justesen
Morten Hauch-Fausbøll Morten Hauch-Fausbøll ... Major Fladsaa
Pelle Emil Hebsgaard ... Guard
Maylenah Carmen Angellina Wiliemsborg ... Gående Kone (as Maylenah Marion Dalgaard)
Mette Munk Plum Mette Munk Plum ... Bondekone
Jesper Hagelskær Paasch ... Løjtnant Jepsen
Michael Brostrup Michael Brostrup ... Oberst Hartz
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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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April 9th, 1940. The German troops have crossed the border. Denmark is at war. See more »

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Trivia

While a myth persist, that the German invasion of Denmark had been cleared in advance with the Danish government, no historians have ever been able to support that myth with evidence of such an agreement from neither Danish or German archives. See more »

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(at around 38 mins) The Germans are firing an MG 42 in a battle in 1940. See more »

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love thestory of little known aspects of WWII
1 April 2019 | by mapanariSee all my reviews

Very good. Another reviewer was ignorantly snickering about riding bicycles into war and changing tubes in tires....bicycles are fastest, most economical way fo conducting war when you're a small nation. The Dutch did was studies on this and that's why most of their troops also were bicycle troops. The germans and many others also. And remember, bicycles, a cowardly American president, the deep state and an incompetent military lost the Vietanam war while the VC were bicycling tons of ammo, food and mortars by bicycle, and they WON! A very short war, thankfully, and based on facts and truth, not like the fake American movie business where almost everything is a jingoist lie. And before you get mad at my review, I'm a Vietnam vet. I have a right to be mad, and to know good movies when I see them.


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Country:

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Language:

Danish | German

Release Date:

12 March 2015 (Denmark) See more »

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