Old Men in New Cars

Posted by on Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Old Men in New Cars

I netflixed this movie specifically because a knitter suggested it.  But I put it on my list long enough ago that I completely forgot it was Danish.  So I put it into the DVD player, and got very confused that these folks had such a difficult-to-place accent.  I’m not sure what it means that it took several minutes of dialogue for me to notice these blokes were speaking Danish, but let’s take the positive view and assume it means I’m good with languages.  Otherwise, it means I’m suddenly an idiot.  Anyway, I am required by Christine the Mad Dane (and mother of  Peanut, with the felted booties) to like all things Danish, so I do.  I honestly do.

Lo and behold: it’s a sequel.  I haven’t seen the first movie, but that didn’t get in the way.  This movie is similar in tone and plot to L4yer Cake, Snatch, and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.  Basically, some gangsters get into a ridiculous situation, and uncomfortable hilarity ensues.

I’m glad I watched it even though the subtitles precluded knitting.  I was pleasantly surprised to see Iben Hjejle in the role of Mille.  I really liked her in High Fidelity but never caught her name, and now I have a huge list of films I could watch her in.

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3 Responses to “Old Men in New Cars”

  1. rachelon 18 May 2006 at 7:30 pm 1

    I love High Fidelity. I can pretty damn near quote the whole movie. John Cusack + Stephen Frears + Nick Hornby adaptation = movie Rachel could (and has) watched again and again and again.

  2. Rebeccaon 18 May 2006 at 8:47 pm 2

    I´m glad you liked it! I haven’t seen the other one (In China They Eat Dogs) but Old Men In New Cars is a prequel. So I think you can watch them out of order. My fiance says the other one is even better, but Netflix doesn’t have it. So I’ll probably buy it one of these days.

  3. Corvuson 18 May 2006 at 11:47 pm 3

    Sweet, I’ve been wanting good Danish film suggestions (no, really) and now I have one.

    AND a mob flick, no less. How cool is that?

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