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Old Men in New Cars: In China They Eat Dogs II (2002)
"Gamle mænd i nye biler" (original title)

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The last wish of the dying "Monk" is for his foster child, Harald, to find his real son, Ludvig. But the latter is currently in a Swedish prison cell. Peter and Martin - the two chefs - ... See full summary »

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Tomas Villum Jensen ...
Brian Patterson ...
Vuk
Torkel Petersson ...
Ludvig
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Mille
Jens Okking ...
Munken
Jacob Haugaard ...
Slavko Labovic ...
Thomas Rode Andersen ...
Dan Hansen
Dorte Daugberg ...
Sygeplejerske (as Dorte Daugbjerg)
Anna-Britt Mathiasen ...
Bank assistenter (as Anna Britt Mathiasen)
Jacob Michelsen ...
Bank assistenter
Kristian Wasshede ...
Hotelportier (as Kistian Wasshede)
Josefine Bergsøe ...
Charterstewardesse (as Josephine Bergsøe)
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The last wish of the dying "Monk" is for his foster child, Harald, to find his real son, Ludvig. But the latter is currently in a Swedish prison cell. Peter and Martin - the two chefs - want to get him out and soon father and son meet for the first time in their lives. They get on from the word go, but now dad needs a liver transplant and Ludvig and Harald set about raising the wherewithal. Everything goes wrong when they try to rob a bank, though they meet Mille, who puts them onto a new trail, and Peter and Martin also make a contribution. However, soon they have the cops and the anti-terror corps on their tails. Written by Danish Film Institute

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In car chase after the bank robbery, the police cars chasing are Ford Mondeo, but the police cars smashed are older Ford Escorts and Opel Asconas (Vauxhall) See more »

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Ludvig: Well, I lived with my mother till I was twelve.
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Nice dark crime comedy
5 November 2013 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

Although it is not educational, life and deeds of loafers is found catchy to follow by lots of viewers - apparently "decent" themselves. And the case is better if nasty crimes are not visible and their motive is not personal greed. Gamle mænd i nye biler depicts a story where suspicious measures are taken for the sake of help and remedy. The amount required is huge, time is ticking, and there are dozens of hindrances on the way... As the participants' IQ and moral values are not high as well (mildly speaking), then crazy and funny situations are easy to rise, leading to a logical, but somehow expected ending. Meanwhile, it is pleasant to track the run of events, comprehensions of characters, various action situations; by the way, two chases shown are not worse / less tense than in Hollywood movies. Well, some scenes are knowingly amplified, but they do not become ridiculous.

The cast is evenly strong, particularly Kim Bodnia as Harald, Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Martin (his presence could have been more often), Torkel Petersson as Ludvig, Iben Hjejle as Mille. Actors like them could be savers of much weaker script.

A good entertaining experience, if you like Scandinavian crime thrillers with humorous touch.


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