About the film
Ballad of the Masterthief Ole Hoiland
Release Date: January 01, 1970
|Production Companies||:||Norsk Film|
|Producers||:||Petter Vennerød, Øyvind Vennerød, Liz Hillkirk|
|Writers||:||Knut Andersen, Harald Tusberg|
Ballad of the Masterthief Ole Hoiland (Norwegian: Balladen om mestertyven Ole Høiland) is a 1970 Norwegian drama film directed by Knut Andersen, and starring a broad cast of notable Norwegian actors, headed by Per Jansen as Ole Høiland. Ole Høiland was an actual Norwegian Robin Hood-figure in the early 19th century. He steals from the rich and gives to the poor, enjoying numerous affairs with attractive women along the way. The story culminates in the ambitious burglary of Norges Bank, Norway's central bank.