Focus on the “Clark” series, which narrates the life and criminal activities of Clark Olofsson, a well-known Swedish robber. But what becomes of the man who has managed to slip away from the police many times?
Clark: return to an unusual route
After Inventing Anna a series retracing the actions of an American scammer who hit the headlines Netflix is again interested in a criminal who did not leave his compatriots indifferent. This time, heading to Sweden to meet a certain Clark Olofsson. The latter has raged countless times in his country of birth. Thefts, robberies, trafficking… everything happened there, not to mention multiple successful escapes. If he is little known in France, Clark Olofsson is a real “celebrity” in Sweden. Moreover, the series Clark is inspired by an autobiographical work published in 2015. But beware, those who have seen the episodes of the show are warned: we are told that the program is based “on facts and lies” like the new creation by Shonda Rhimes released a little earlier this year.
For the record, it is to Olofsson that we owe the concept of “Stockholm syndrome”. This disorder is characterized by victims who feel a form of affection – and sometimes love – towards their executioner or captor. Terribly arrogant and self-centered personality as charming Clark Olofsson seems to have attracted the sympathy of many people! In order to embody this seductive criminal at heart, the creators of the series chose Bill Skarsgård. You may not know it, but this Swedish comedian belongs to a well-known family in the world of the seventh art. He is none other than the son of Stellan Skarsgård (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Dune). Several of the actor’s children have decided to follow in their father’s footsteps, starting with Alexander Skarsgård, the main role of The Northman, and scary Perry in Big Little Lies.
What next for Clark Olofsson?
After the rename Stockholm robbery – during which several hostages developed the syndrome mentioned above -, Clark Olofsson is acquitted. The judges recognize that his involvement is attributable only to his ex-cellmate. The opportunity for the former criminal to start a new life? Far from it, since the police arrested him in 1984 on Belgian territory. Convicted of drug trafficking, Olofsson received a ten-year prison sentence.
The inmate finally manages to get out in 1991. There, he decides to change his identity: the former robber becomes Daniel Demuynck. Only, this new “him” does not take long to plunge back into his failings. He was again arrested in 2008 for a drug trafficking case aimed at importing staggering quantities of narcotics from the Netherlands. The name may change, The story repeats itself. The ex Clark Olofsson is sentenced to fifteen years in prison. Released in 2018, he now lives in Belgium. Aged 75, this father of six children who hit the Swedish headlines does not seem not to have a bad memory of his multiple stays behind bars. Asked by the newspaper the Expressen he assures that he does not regret his past actions, quite the contrary:
I lived like a king. Like a happy king.
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