Pettersson and Bendel are both worn, run-down and broke. Despite this they decide to start a business and become rich. Unexperienced they are open to any deal. They tamper, scam and exploit loopholes that exist.

Director:

Writers:

(freely adapted from the novel "Pettersson & Bendel" by), (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

John and Carl have a small publishing company. One day John meets the poet Clara who recently made her debut, and Clara's fiancé Stig. John and Clara fall in love with each other, and she ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Alfredson
Stars: Malin Ek, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Marie Göranzon
Vargens tid (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

The young nobleman Inge is riding through Sweden, looking for his twin brother, Arild. He meets a group of gypsies who welcome him. They met Arild earlier and believe that the brother is ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Alfredson
Stars: Benny Haag, Melinda Kinnaman, Gunnar Eyjólfsson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This musical tragicomedy starring Max von Sydow as The Father, the patriarch of a seemingly nameless family. A factory owner whose workers transform eggs into specialized tools for ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Alfredson
Stars: Gösta Ekman, Max von Sydow, Birgitta Andersson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso show talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He becomes a painter but has to live in Paris in poverty. But one day he is ... See full summary »

Director: Tage Danielsson
Stars: Gösta Ekman, Hans Alfredson, Margaretha Krook
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of party goers have trouble getting their boat ashore on a small island. The inhabitants of the island try to help, often with the help of an old sailor, and the results are absurd and hilarious.

Director: Tage Danielsson
Stars: Monica Zetterlund, Lars Ekborg, Birgitta Andersson
The Apple War (1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A German business man, Volkswagner, comes to Österlen in the south of Sweden to build Deutschneyland, a gigantic amusement park for German tourists. The local councilors and the member of ... See full summary »

Director: Tage Danielsson
Stars: Per Grundén, Gösta Ekman, Sture Ericson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A mentally challenged man escapes from his tyrannical master and finds happiness when a poor family takes him in.

Director: Hans Alfredson
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Johansson, Hans Alfredson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Life isn't easy for the indecisive 40 year old Claes-Henrik. Should he choose his mom or his girlfriend?

Director: Gösta Ekman
Stars: Gösta Ekman, Margaretha Krook, Lena Nyman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Young Dante Alighieri inherits 17 million from his father the sausage maker on one condition - he has to give up smoking in 14 days. But the days go on and he simply can't quit. He hires a ... See full summary »

Director: Tage Danielsson
Stars: Gösta Ekman, Grynet Molvig, Toivo Pawlo
Tuppen (1981)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

1944. Cederqvist comes to a small cloth factory to see how the all-women staff can work more efficiently. When first arriving he is greeted with suspicion and his efforts at courting the ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Magnus Härenstam, Lill Andersson, Ellionor Bille
SOPOR (1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Royal family held hostage by children.

Director: Tage Danielsson
Stars: Brasse Brännström, Grynet Molvig, Lena Nyman
Nybyggarna (1972)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Swedish immigrant family struggle to establish a new life for themselves in the forest of Minnesota in the mid 19th Century.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Karl-Johan 'Charlie' Pettersson
...
Josef 'Stavros' Bendel
...
Mia Edling / Ingegerd Borglind
...
Agda Levin (as Lill Lindfors)
...
Nilsson
Jan Blomberg ...
Vreding
Jim Hughes ...
Rodney
Eva Dahlman ...
Angelica Vreding
Åsa Bjerkerot ...
Eva Velin
Katarina Fernell ...
Aunt Lindström
...
Jonas
Dora Söderberg ...
Mrs. Larsson
Lissi Alandh ...
Mrs. Persson
Bengt Brunskog ...
Police
Bo Andersson ...
Police
Edit

Storyline

Pettersson and Bendel are both worn, run-down and broke. Despite this they decide to start a business and become rich. Unexperienced they are open to any deal. They tamper, scam and exploit loopholes that exist.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Två skälmar i Stockholm och deras svindlande affärer

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

10 December 1983 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Mestarihuijarit  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the first couple of shots, there is a slow motion shot of a plane flying. It shows the plane very close to the ground, like it's landing. In the very next shot the plane is flying much higher in the sky. See more »

Connections

Version of Pettersson & Bendel (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

The Thunderer
Written by John Philip Sousa (as J.P. Sousa)
Performed by The Royal Marines
Decca Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Shameless con-artistry galore in clever little flick...
10 December 2001 | by (Åby, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Inventive, clever and constantly entertaining flick of two oddly paired con artists in 80's Stockholm and their escalating swindle schemes. No serious filmmaking here, just a lot of colourful characterizations and nifty scams... favourite: The Rod Stewart concert!! FUN: Check out Stellan Skarsgård (of such later Hollywood fame such as Good Will Hunting, Deep blue sea, Ronin etc.) in his hippie-ish bum appearance!


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?