THE LEFT WING GANG

By Jacob Thuesen

FACTS

Title: THE LEFT WING GANG
Original title: BLEKINGEGADE
Director: Jacob Thuesen
Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Thure Lindhart, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Genre: Crime Series
Duration: 42 min
Episodes: 5
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Lars Kjeldgaard
Cinematographer: Dirk Brüel
Editor: Søren B. Ebbe
Production Company: Zentropa Entertainments
Producers: Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Marie Cecilie Gade
Production year: 2010
Executive producers: Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Local release: 06-12-2009

THE LEFT WING GANG is a crime story about a notorious gang of criminals and the policeman who went for broke to catch them. The gang were radical left-wing activists. In 1989, seven of them were charged of being behind a series of the most professional robberies in the history of Denmark. The many millions stolen in the gang's activities were transferred to the terror organization PFLP with the aim of supporting anti-Israeli Palestinians. The assumed leader of the gang, Jan Weimann, never revealed his double life to his wife or friends, and police superintendent Jørn Moos, who was in charge of the investigation, staked his career to catch the gang members.

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Festival overview

Göteborg Int. Filmfestival
2010-01-29

Moscow Royal Danish Embassy
2010-04-22