This is the last of the two-part finale of the Olsen Banden series (apart from the 1998 revival). Egon comes up with one brilliant plan after another to get the red suitcase in an attempt ... See full summary »
This is the last of the two-part finale of the Olsen Banden series (apart from the 1998 revival). Egon comes up with one brilliant plan after another to get the red suitcase in an attempt to assure world peace (and get the millions). This takes Egon and the gang to Paris, where they raise havoc at Maxim's by replacing the Sauce Imperial with traditional Danish gravy. They return to Denmark just in time for Keld and Yvonne's silver wedding anniversary. Written by
Erik Balling and Henning Bahs chose Paris as a location of the last Olsen Gang movie because this was the place where they had written most Olsen Gang scripts since 1968. See more »
When Egon takes the master key for the hotel out of the vacuum cleaner it is not located inside the dust bag as it should have been when it has been sucked in. The key is even shown as located on the wrong side (the engine side) of the permanent dust filter. See more »
I am in the present state of writing not familiar with the whole chronology of Olsenbanden film, but I must say this one was really great. Even though the narrative is a bit uneven at times and perhaps presupposes a knowledge of prior entries in the series everything in the movie has the stamp of genius. It is incredible that the series could survive even into the 1980s describing a sublime Copenhagen which still exists but perhaps a world which no longer exists. Moreover, this is of course comedy and extremely funny characters. Yvonne is a great character and so are the three members of the gang, and the two police officers, of course. The locations are also very interesting, and there is a function on the DVD which can list the names of the locations as the movie is shown. This is supposedly the last movie in the series. I have at the moment of writing not seen the revival from 1998 but it is hard to believe that it should be able to imitate the incredible magic and genius of the original Erik Balling Olsenbanden movies.
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