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Stealing Rembrandt (2003)
"Rembrandt" (original title)

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Mick and Tom are an unlikely father-son team of petty thieves. They've been hired to steal a painting from a museum. By accident, they steal the wrong painting: Denmark's only original Rembrandt masterpiece, worth millions.

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Mick
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Tom
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Kenneth (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
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Jimmy
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Trine
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Bæk
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Christian
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Charlotte
Ulf Pilgaard ...
Flemming
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Erik
Ole Ernst ...
Frank
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Kiosk Karsten
Patrick O'Kane ...
Nigel
Martin Wenner ...
Toby
Søren Poppel ...
Allan Rocker
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Four small-time criminals led by the seasoned, but realistic Mick, unite in a plot to steal a painting from a museum for a businessman who has emotional ties to it. By accident they steal the wrong painting and find themselves with an original Rembrandt worth millions. They eye a getaway from their everyday worries and debts, but instead their problems are only multiplied. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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They made the heist of the century - they just didn't know it.

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5 September 2003 (Denmark)  »

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E Agora?! Roubei um Rembrandt...  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Based on the true story of two men robbing the art collection at Nivågård near Copenhagen, Denmark, of a Rembrandt and a Bellini painting without realizing their immense value. The robbery happened on 29 January 1999, and the two men were sentenced to five years in prison. See more »

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Referenced in Bag om Rembrandt (2003) See more »

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Stealing Rembrandt.
23 September 2003 | by (Slagelse, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Thoroughly enjoyable caper film in which the heist itself takes only about 30 seconds, when a few low-rent criminals accidentally steals the wrong painting from a Danish art museum, only to realize they've got their hands on a genuine Rembrandt. Stealing it was the easy part, getting rid of it turns out to be the hard part. Lars Brygmann stars in his first leading role, and does a great job as the petty thief, who wants to do better. Brygmann is supported by a great cast of newcomers and veterans. Great fun and always entertaining with a hilarious final twist. Echoes of "Olsen-Banden" and "Blinkende Lygter", but this film can easily stand on its own. Scripted by the director and the ubiquitous Anders Thomas Jensen, loosely based on real events.


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