Noir meets war film, in a vein similar to the work that Jean-Pierre Melville did. While not quite to the level of the great Melville, it's a strong attempt to recreate that same atmosphere and tension. One of my favorites of the last decade.
A refreshing take on an overpopulated genre. I detect a lack of purpose in regards to the narrative, but chose to see that as a deliberate artistic masterstroke that reflects the protagonist's alienation, both within their nazi controlled country, and within the left wing rebellion fighting against it.
From somebody who has grown a bit tired of WW2 films - Good Job.
A WWII Danish drama that feels lost and over-long at times trying to find its identity and purpose meandering through too many confused patches. Other than that the execution is neat enough however not packing enough punch to wet your pants. Thure Lindhardt outshines an anodyne M "lips" Mikkelsen (almost in a supporting role despite his character making 50% of the film title).
Pretty good movie, ambitious and gripping story… the actors are amazing… the whole setting and the atmosphere are powerful… sometimes it’s a bit melodramatically and there are no pictures or dialogues that will last forever… though I can recommend it...
A solid and atmospheric historical thriller. Although a bit long, it holds the attention well and the period setting looks great. Madsen effectively conjures up an uneasy underground world where any attempts to find moral clarity in taking action against occupation are thwarted by ambiguity, politics, treachery and greed. In such a world the protagonists, hitmen with a noble cause, become the innocents.
The attempt to create a context for the main plot and theme results in subplots and characters that are redundant. Despite this and the excessive narration, the narrative would hold if only better supported by cinematography and editing. Overall a good watch.