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.



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  1. Ethan Lyon
    September 14, 2019

    Can’t seem to access this? The box for the film is black.

    • Jon W.
      September 14, 2019

      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

    Got it, thanks!

  3. September 22, 2019

    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 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

    again Jon, many thanks for this excellent Danish film.

  5. October 1, 2019

    Absolutely terrific war film with a realistic undergirding quite different from the Hollywood style of heroic propaganda.

  6. Tanguy
    February 1, 2020

    I was about to give up trying to find this movie when I stumbled upon this. With English subtitles! Thank you so much for putting this online, you’re a true benefactor to art lovers!

  7. Vidor
    April 25, 2020

    Streaming temporarily unavailable?

    • Jon W.
      April 25, 2020

      Hey Vidor,
      Streaming is unavailable for some films as they won’t let me upload them on okru (blocked) so I have to upload them somewhere else where I have to pay for credits, something I’m not able to afford right now but they’ll be up again soon.

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