Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank, refuses him a loan to set up a clothes shop. Instead he receives money ... See full summary »
Walter's a handsome airline steward who catches the eye of Inge, winner of Malaga's Miss Moonlight contest. Carlo is a motor-mouthed goof who has a "heel bar" (a combination shoe shop and ... See full summary »
Coffee has been outlawed and an organization of retired people smuggle coffee from the Swedish mafia, while Walter pursues his new love interest and Carlo deals with a midlife crisis after being dumped by his girlfriend.
The first of 13 Olsenbanden films presents us with Egon Olsen, head of the gang, and his friends Benny and Kjeld, who want to become the best known gang in Denmark and eventually Europe by ... See full summary »
I guess I understand why this movie never was a hit but on the other hand it's not any worse than some of the award winning Danish movies produced today. Anyhow, if you love the first two Walter & Carlo movies then you might like this one.
The beginning of the movie is actually very nice but Jarl-Friis Mikkelsen just doesn't fit to the role as a tougher Carlo, not like the "smart" one were he used to be brilliant.
Some other things showing why even I don't think the movie is good:
The Siberian scenes doesn't look any Russian to me, though very
Danish. Some of the recruits are even laughing and speaking a some very bad kind of Russian that everyone can understand is just mad up very fast.
Bjorn Watt-Boelsen (Christian) is usually one of my favourite artists
but his character in this movie is just too silly. He's not supposed to be funny and that may be the biggest problem for most actors/actresses here.
The worst thing is the ending: I won't spoil your fun (?) in watching
it but you can hardly find a worse way to do it.
Just a comment: My advice is that if you really like Walter & Carlo and have two bad movies, go to a second hand shop and swap them for a copy of 'Walter & Carlo i Amerika'. Don't expect too much, but it's like an Ed Wood movie in Danish. Still, I can give up hoping for a follower ;)
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