Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mad about Mads: Part II

I decided that I'm going to start each of these blog posts with a different awesome picture, for Heather. :)
Adam's Apples (2005) was our next Mads movie. Pitch Black comedy at it's finest! Mads Mikkelsen plays a priest at a sort of halfway house. His character is unable to see negative anything. He is always happy, cheerful, and wants to see the best in anyone. When a neo-Nazi (Adam) is sent to the halfway house, you can see the obvious challenge he is going to face.

Mads in Adam's Apples

Mads' character tells (Adam) that he has to set a goal for himself. Adam jokingly says that he wants to "bake an apple pie", and being the cheerful, optimistic man he is, takes him completely seriously. Adam is put in charge of the apple tree at the church, and everything starts to go wrong!

Crows, worms, and finally lightning, attack the apple tree. A cat is also shot, so funny... anyways...
The movie was so good! Quite heartwarming and cheesy, and even a little predictable... but still so good to see a movie where Mads doesn't freaking die (spoiler alert!) I won't go in to too much detail in case you want to watch it, which I recommend! It's on Netflix!
Flame and Citron (2008) was up next. I can't even begin to properly describe this movie, so I stole this from
During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron" played by Mads Mikkelsen), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, the other drives. Until 1944, they kill only Danes; then Winther gives orders to kill Germans. When a target tells Bent that Winther's using them to settle private scores, doubt sets in, complicated by Bent's relationship with the mysterious Kitty Selmer, who may be a double agent. Also, someone in their circle is a traitor. Can Bent and Jørgen kill an über-target, evade capture, and survive the war? And is this heroism, naiveté, or mere hatred?

"Flame" and "Citron"

Based on a true story, which I again recommend you look in to, this movie was quite amazing. Mads was, as always, incredibly captivating in his role as Jorgen Haagen Schmith (Citron). Please, just watch it. On Netflix. I wouldn't recommend a movie if I hadn't thoroughly enjoyed it. Why can't we have made for TV movies like this in America?! I don't even (again) want to go too much into detail because I want you all to actually watch it. You won't be disappointed.
Next up?
Valhalla Rising (2009)
Hannibal (TV series 2013)



  1. Valhalla Rising is one of the most beautifully shot films I have ever seen.

  2. Just watched last night, and I 100% agree. Beautifully shot, wonderful story when you actually think about it. Really weird, but Mads is quite excellent as One-Eye.