The Red Earth (De Røde enge) (Red Meadows)
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The Red Earth (De Røde enge) (Red Meadows)
Danish director Bodil Ipsen demonstrates her devotion to American "film noirs" in Red Meadows. Set during WW II, 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi