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De røde enge

The Red Meadows

Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen Jr.
DK, 1945
85min, dänOmeU

Bild: Det Danske Filminstitut Bild: Det Danske Filminstitut

De røde enge

Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen Jr.
DK, 1945
, 85min, dänOmeU

Sa
26
Okt 19
18:30
Filmmuseum
Mo
18
Nov 19
20:30
Filmmuseum
Mit: 
Poul Reichhardt
Per Buckhøj
Gyrd Løfqvist
Kjeld Jacobsen
Preben Kaas
Karl Jørgensen
Drehbuch: 
Leck Fischer
basierend auf Ole Juul’s gleichnamigen Roman
Kamera: 
Rudolf Frederiksen
Schnitt: 
Marie Ejlersen
Musik: 
Sven Gyldmark

Produktion: 
ASA-film A/S
Format: 
35 mm
Schwarz/Weiß
Print courtesy of Det Danske Filminstitut

Verglichen mit anderen Ländern war der dänische antifaschistische Widerstand verschwindend gering, er konzentrierte sich hauptsächlich auf die Rettung von Juden und auf Sabotageakte. Mit DE RØDE ENGE stammt jedoch auch aus Dänemark ein bedeutender Partisanenfilm. Nach einem Roman des Widerstandskämpfers Ole Valdemar Juul erzählt dieses Sabotagedrama von einer eingeschworenen Guerillatruppe. Als dänischer Beitrag zur ersten Ausgabe des Festivals von Cannes gewann DE RØDE ENGE – zusammen mit elf weiteren Filmen, darunter MUŽI BEZ KŘÍDEL und ROMA CITTÀ APERTA – die Goldene Palme. Ein Zeichen dafür, welch bedeutende Rolle dem Partisanenfilm nach dem Krieg zukam.

 

In the spirit of pan-European solidarity, it is only fair that Denmark, too, has an entry in the selection of partisan films, regardless of the fact that the Danish antifascist resistance during WWII was miniscule in relation to all the other countries featured. For purposes of comparison: while several occupied countries lost several millions of lives – which, in the case of Poland, amounted to a terrifying 17% of the entire population – only about 6,000 (0.16%) people died in Denmark due to the Nazis. Denmark had no deep forests or rugged mountain ridges that would hide the partisans, so while resistance existed, it was focused mostly on saving the Danish Jews and limited to acts of urban sabotage. DE RØDE ENGE is a key work that celebrates the Danish resistance. Based on a novel written by famed residence fighter Ole Valdemar Juul, this superbly crafted sabotage drama thoroughly examines both the inner and outer lives of a resistance group as they conspire, scheme, love, hate, suspect, act, flee, kill, get arrested, tortured, and are ultimately condemned to death. As a Danish contribution to the first edition of the Cannes Film Festival, DE RØDE ENGE won the Grand Prize of the festival along with eleven other films, including MUŽI BEZ KŘÍDEL and ROMA, CITTÀ APERTA; a telling reminder of the essential cultural role that international records of resistance played in the aftermath of WWII.