Olsen Banden is a Danish comedy film series about the eponymous fictional criminal gang. The gang's leader is the criminal genius and habitual offender Egon Olsen and his accomplices are Benny and Kjeld. The gang members are harmless, extremely rarely target ordinary citizens, and never use violence. The first film came in 1968; during the next thirty years a total of fourteen films were made.
Olsen Banden is weaved deeply into Danish culture. On the top 6 list of the biggest Danish blockbuster ever Olsen Banden hold 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 6th place. Olsen Banden is as natural a Danish thing as Butter and Bacon. Being allowed to work with such cultural heritage was a truly humbling and extraordinaire experience.
50 years after the first Olsen Banden movie premiered, we honored the anniversary with a mastodont of a tribute in book form.
The book was critically aclaimed as a masterpiece receiving top ratings across national media.