6.4/10
2,771
8 user 10 critic

Rembrandt (2003)

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.

Director:

Reviews
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Solkongen (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While changing the pipes in the tanningbeds at Golden Sun, Tommy meets the owner. A middleaged former Miss Fyn called Susse. Slowly an unusual love affair begins. Tommy's two friends Ole & ... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Birthe Neumann, Thomas Bo Larsen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tony (Ulrich Thomsen) is angry and wants his money back after watching world-famous director, Claus Volter's (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) new film. Tony just got out of prison for violent behavior.

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mille Dinesen
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen
Stars: Kim Bodnia, Torkel Petersson, Tomas Villum Jensen
Kongekabale (2004)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Three weeks before general elections, the leader of one of the country's largest parties, the Center Party, is involved in a severe car accident. The political scene is thrown into disarray... See full summary »

Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Søren Pilmark, Nastja Arcel
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of school-mates form a resistance group in nazi-occupied Denmark.

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Stars: Tomas Villum Jensen, Morten Buch Jørgensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Benny (Kim Larsen) and Arnold (Erik Clausen) are homeless and along with others living on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The police is set to clear the building they liv in, but while cleaning the... See full summary »

Director: Erik Balling
Stars: Kim Larsen, Erik Clausen, Birgitte Raaberg
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gang of small-time crooks screws up. Ripping off a Chinese shipping container, they find heroin belonging to Latvian mafia. A friend of theirs, a nice cop, tries to mediate, acting in good faith.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen
Stars: Kim Bodnia, René Dif, Nicolas Bro
Taxa (1997–1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two rival cab companies in the danish capital of Copenhagen.

Stars: Pernille Højmark, Zlatko Buric, Pia Vieth
Zappa (1983)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August
Stars: Adam Tønsberg, Peter Reichhardt, Morten Hoff
Langt fra Las Vegas (2001–2003)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The unpredictable comedian Casper, the pitiful sports-commentator Kenny and the eccentric boss Buckingham are just some of the loving characters we meet in this series about money, sex, and... See full summary »

Stars: Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam, Klaus Bondam
Nordkraft (2005)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The intense, realistic and unflinching tale of Maria, Allan and Steso, who are struggling for survival in urban life, about drugs.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Stars: Signe Egholm Olsen, Claus Riis Østergaard, Thure Lindhardt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Anja is a beautiful and very well proportioned high school senior ... and still a virgin. She insists that she wants her first time to be with a guy, who knows what it's about. Her rich (... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Robert Hansen, Sofie Lassen-Kahlke, Sebastian Jessen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mick
...
Tom
...
Kenneth (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
...
Jimmy
...
Trine
...
Bæk
...
Christian
...
Charlotte
Ulf Pilgaard ...
Flemming
...
Erik (as Thomas Gabrielsson)
Ole Ernst ...
Frank
...
Kiosk Karsten
...
Nigel
...
Toby
Søren Poppel ...
Allan Rocker
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

E Agora?! Roubei um Rembrandt...  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Featured in Bag om Rembrandt (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

All of your Days will be Blessed
Performed by Ed Harcourt
Written by Ed Harcourt (as Harcourt)
EMI Music Publishing
Licensed courtesy of EMI Recorded Music LTD
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well-made crime-comedy with an edge
14 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Going to see this was a bit of a gamble for me. I didn't feel convinced that this film would be worthwhile, based as it is on a funny, but not terribly dramatic news story about the robbery of a Rembrandt painting. I was, in the end, positively surprised, even at Lars Brygmann's unusual role which I would have thought was out-of-character for him.

In fact, director Jannik Johansen has made a very strong and convincing story from the actual event which inspired him. The fact that the robbers stole the Rembrandt by mistake rather than by intent proves a good starting point for a comic screenplay full of surprise, distrust and, eventually, disappointment. The latter is no spoiler, for it is almost a given that a Danish crime plot on film will not depict the problem-free victory of the crooks, but rather the opposite. "Rembrandt" might, as such, remind many viewers of the famous "Olsen-Banden" series.

Actors which work well in a comic, but also dramatic and personal setting are instrumental here. The film succeeds very well, especially with before-mentioned Lars Brygmann, the super-expressive Nicolas Bro and the bold, young Jacob Cedergren for whom this is the first major film role since his breakthrough in the TV series "Edderkoppen". Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau is all right as the fourth gang member, but his part lacks perspective and importance, in part due to the fact that the ending of the film doesn't involve his character adequately. Søren Pilmark, Sonja Richter and Paprika Steen are the most noteworthy of the additional cast, all in solid performances.

Rembrandt is not by any means a revelation, nor does it attract much attention for cinematography or additional crafts, but it works on all levels and, notably, successfully adds a serious and personal angle to its humour.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page