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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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The morning of April 9th, 1940. The operation Weserübung commences. Denmark is at war with the most powerful army in Europe. See more »

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Trivia

The high caliber machine cannon used by the Danish motorcycle units is the 20 mm Madsen Autocannon M/38 mounted on Nimbus motorcycles. The light machine gun used by the infantry is the Madsen Recoil Gun with first models being produced from 1901. Both guns were exported in vast numbers by the Danish company Disa. 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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A small masterpiece in Danish Film
2 July 2016 | by madsoleSee all my reviews

This movie gives a very honest account of the situation in the morning hours of the 9th of April 1940. The Danish soldiers did their duty despite being in a hopeless situation abandoned by their generals and politicians.

It's a movie made by a Dane for the Danish audience and it captures the way Danish society and the Danish Army was at that time.

I loved it! It's a small piece of Danish history coming to life.

Just a note on some of the other reviews in here. Don't try putting Russian politics into this movie. There is no glorification of any Danish effort during the war here. And it is not looked upon as such in Denmark. Focus on good movies - not the old er new conflicts between East and West. This is not a propaganda movie in any way - maybe you seeing it that way tells more about your view on the world than on the essence of this small masterpiece of Danish filmmaking.


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Language:

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Release Date:

12 March 2015 (Denmark) See more »

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