April 1940. Norway has been invaded by Germany and the royal family and government have fled into the interior. The German envoy to Norway tries to negotiate a peace. Ultimately, the decision on Norway's future will rest with the King.
Anders Baasmo Christiansen,
The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward... See full summary »
The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis
Jens Jørn Spottag,
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
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 »
(at around 38 mins) The Germans are firing an MG 42 in a battle in 1940. See more »
love thestory of little known aspects of WWII
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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