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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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Action | Comedy | Crime

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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

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

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References Olsen-banden (1968) See more »

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Nice dark crime comedy
5 November 2013 | by BeneCumbSee 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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