"The film takes place during the German occupation of Denmark in a provincial town in the summer of 1943. Kirsten falls in love with a German soldier from the occupying authorities. She slowly becomes entangled by her ...展开own feelings and. when it dawns on her that he German is the "enemy" and her love "wrong" it is too late. She chooses love..... and pays the price.
Fleming is a director with an absolutely clear eye for details and evocative locations. He, more than any other new Danish director, is a man for whom making films is a matter of conscience. Fleming writes his films and makes them because he feels there is a message, an idea which must be communicated." (Claus Hesselkerz, 1978 International Film Guide)