De røde enge (1945) AKA The Red Meadows

Danish director Bodil Ipsen demonstrates her devotion to American “film noirs” in Red Meadows. Set during WWII, the film concerns the exploits of a group of Danish resistance fighters. Ipsen raised a few eyebrows back in 1950 for her comparatively sympathetic portrayal of a German occupation officer who befriends a member of the underground — though he was careful to show the bestiality of the Nazis during a grueling torture sequence. The story ends with a rousing gun battle and a desperate escape bid. Red Meadows is allegedly based on a true story.

Director: Bodil Ipsen & Lau Lauritzen. AKA The Red Meadows
Stars: Poul Reichhardt, Lisbeth Movin, Per Buckhøj, Gyrd Løfquist, Kjeld Jacobsen, Preben Kaas, Arne Hersholdt, Karl Jørgensen, Lau Lauritzen, Preben Neergaard, Bjørn Watt-Boolsen, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Freddy Koch, Hjalmar Madsen, Bjørn Spiro.

1946 Cannes Film Festival – Winner of the Grand Prize of the Festival (later to be renamed Palme d’Or).

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6 Comments

  1. Ethan Lyon
    September 14, 2019
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    Can’t seem to access this? The box for the film is black.

    • Jon W.
      September 14, 2019
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      Hi Ethan,
      Reload and wait 30-60 seconds, you should see a play button, this one I had to upload it somewhere because it would get blocked on the usual streaming site I upload on.
      Let me know if you still can’t make it to work.

  2. Ethan Lyon
    September 14, 2019
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    Got it, thanks!

  3. September 22, 2019
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    This wartime film deservedly won the Grand Prize-it has the feel of actuality with a
    compelling narrative that never flags. Highly recommended .
    The print was excellent and ran without any problems.by the way.
    Another winner from Jon who never ceases to amaze with the great films he gives us all access to. Thanks again.

  4. Michael
    September 22, 2019
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    again Jon, many thanks for this excellent Danish film.

  5. October 1, 2019
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    Absolutely terrific war film with a realistic undergirding quite different from the Hollywood style of heroic propaganda.

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