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Exhibition: “The Olsen gang”

May 2 - June 25, 2017 in the Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, Schwerin

The film characters of the Olsen gang are considered a national cultural asset in Denmark. The Danish trio of crooks who, in a series of 14 films, tried their hands at scoring a big coup, also enjoyed great popularity in former Eastern Germany.

As an export hit from the West, the gang of Egon, Benny and Kjeld made a permanent impression on the East German media landscape which continues today, due in small part to the legendary DEFA dubbing. 

“The Olsen gang” exhibition being shown during the 27th FILMKUNSTFESTs MV in the Schleswig-Holstein-Haus documents the series of the same-titled Danish films which comprised 14 detective comedies filmed between 1968 and 1998. In addition to numerous photographs by Rolf Konow, the Danish film posters of all 14 films are on show, as are those posters designed by renowned illustrators in East Germany. The largest exhibit by far is the Chevrolet Bel Air, an American car from the 1950s used by the Olsen gang in many of their coup attempts. 

Opening times: Tuesday to Sun 11 am to 6 pm, Tickets: 3,50 €

An exhibition by the Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, Kulturforum der Landeshauptstadt Schwerin, in cooperation with FILMLAND MV and the Kunsthalle Rostock.