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Old Men in New Cars: In China They Eat Dogs II (2002)

Gamle mænd i nye biler (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 12 July 2002 (Denmark)
Fresh out of a Danish prison, Harald bosses his old gang around, into visiting his hospitalized foster dad, who wants to see his bio son before dying. The son's in a Swedish prison. Then there's a money matter - robbing a bank.

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Lasse Spang Olsen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Bodnia ... Harald
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Martin
Tomas Villum Jensen Tomas Villum Jensen ... Peter
Brian Patterson Brian Patterson ... Vuk
Torkel Petersson ... Ludvig
Iben Hjejle ... Mille
Jens Okking ... Munken
Jacob Haugaard Jacob Haugaard ... Erling
Slavko Labovic Slavko Labovic ... Ratko
Thomas Rode Andersen Thomas Rode Andersen ... Dan Hansen
Dorte Daugberg Dorte Daugberg ... Sygeplejerske (as Dorte Daugbjerg)
Anna-Britt Mathiasen Anna-Britt Mathiasen ... Bank assistenter (as Anna Britt Mathiasen)
Jacob Michelsen Jacob Michelsen ... Bank assistenter
Kristian Wasshede Kristian Wasshede ... Hotelportier (as Kistian Wasshede)
Josefine Bergsøe 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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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Goofs

In car chase after the bank robbery Harald is sitting in the front/back/front of the car between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ludvig: Well, I lived with my mother till I was twelve.
Mille: I thought you said she died when you were nine.
Ludvig: Yes, she did.
[pause]
Mille: Oh you're so sweet...
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Crazy Credits

Before the film begins, the following can be read in Danish: Dedicated to Henning Bahs 1928 - 2002 See more »

Connections

Follows In China They Eat Dogs (1999) See more »

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Black comedy at it's best!
6 October 2010 | by tisk84See all my reviews

I just re-saw this move, and it's just as good as i remembered it. I was curious of it's IMDb rating so I had a peek. just to discover that this jewel of a film currently only have 6.7 is something that I find quite outrageous. so I decided to write my own review, and give credit where credit's due!

I'v read a couple of reviews here, and I see the people who bad-mouth this movie just don't get it.. It's a (black)comedy so it's not supposed to be taken to serious. If you do take it seriously you'r in for 95 minutes of cynical meaningless violence. Well in that case this movie probably isn't for you. As for me, i found it hysterical!

The action sequences are a bit over the top one might say. Then i say:"c'mon c'mon, it's a comedy!", at any rate the surreal car chases and what not is just stating this fact. The effects aren't Hollywood-ish but still not bad for Nordic production, as far as i can see. The dialogue is a work of art itself. Some conversations is just random nonsense, but still just makes the character more believable. And some good linguistic "jokes/spoofs" to, unfortunately some may get lost in translation. With the absurd mix of characters, ranging from sociopathic to suicidal, some just plain insane, you know you'r in for a good pitch black comedy!

By the way I have seen "I Kina Spiser de Hunde" as well, but i didn't find it funny in comparison to this movie. So i like to look at it as two separate movies.. or independent movies, or whatever... just my angle:)


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish | Serbian

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamla män i nya bilar See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$144,192
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Obel Film, Thura Film See more »
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1.85 : 1
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