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9. april (2015)

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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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
Martin Greis-Rosenthal ... Løjtnant Gjermansen (as Martin Greis)
Joachim Fjelstrup Joachim Fjelstrup ... Sergent Bundgaard
Mette Munk Plum Mette Munk Plum ... Bondekone
Sebastian Bull Sarning Sebastian Bull Sarning ... Menig Lundgren
Morten Hauch-Fausbøll Morten Hauch-Fausbøll ... Major Fladsaa
Lukas Schwarz Thorsteinsson Lukas Schwarz Thorsteinsson ... Signalofficer
Ari Alexander ... Menig Justesen
Michael Brostrup Michael Brostrup ... Oberst Hartz
Jan Dose Jan Dose ... Oberleutnant Becker
Maylenah Marion Danielle Johansson ... Gående Kone (as Maylenah Marion Dalgaard)
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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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Denmark

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Danish | German

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12 March 2015 (Denmark) See more »

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9 апреля See more »

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The rifles used by the Danish soldiers is the standard issued Danish produced 'Gevær 1889'. See more »

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In the battle of Lundtoftbjerg(1940), a German soldier is equipped with a MG42 machine gun (developed in 1942). See more »

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Fantastic War Movie about a War that I never Knew Existed!
22 August 2015 | by toddmodemSee all my reviews

I have to say that I'm very impressed with this movie. I had always assumed that the Danes were German sympathizers and did not put up an effective response to the German Invasion. This is definitely not so! Our little Bicycle platoon of Brave Danish Warriors, definitely gave the Huns a run for their money.

In the movie, the Machine gunners are instructed to target the armored vehicles. I really couldn't understand why until I read this...

"The German high command tried to present the attack on Denmark as a peaceful invasion in an attempt to score propaganda points, so German losses were never released. They succeeded in this, and most of the world believed Denmark did not put up any resistance against the invasion.[37]

However, in 2005, the archives of the Danish weapons manufacturer DISA ('Danish Industrial Syndicate') were opened. DISA produced the Danish 20 mm cannon that took out (relatively) many German vehicles. The Germans were naturally very interested in this weapon and had forced the syndicate to export them to Germany. And in selling them to the German army, they got their best argument from the Germans themselves: they told the company that 203 soldiers had been killed or wounded by the guns in Jutland.[38]"


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