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Gamle mænd i nye biler (2002)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 12 July 2002 (Denmark)
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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Lasse Spang Olsen
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Cast

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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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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Obel Film, Thura Film See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

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 »

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Remade as Vet hard (2005) See more »

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28 November 2002 | by ruben-heimSee all my reviews

"Gamle maend in nye biler - Alte Männer in neuen Autos`, the prequel to "I kina spiser de hunde". Part-time-chef and gangster Harald is here again, together with his subordinates, including Vuk and his Serbian body-guard. New among them is a Swedish psychopath, specialized in killing every woman he meets. But not in Denmark. There he meets the love of his life. Like in "I kina..." the cold-storage room becomes the mortuary, cooking becomes side-line. Though Harald's subordinates would rather take part in a pastry competition instead of supporting his criminal machinations.

Lasse Spang Olsen made a solid gangster flick but does not come up to "I Kina spiser de honde". Too much action too long, too much violence (esp. against Vuk), that does not result from comic accidents. Therefore, this "prequel" lacks the anarchic sense of humor, one would have expected. Solid, but not as good as "I kina.."


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