8 items from 2014
Director Mikkel Nørgaard laid waste to the Danish box office - breaking a handful of records - with The Keeper Of Lost Causes, the first big screen adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q crime novels. And so anticipation has been running rather high for the second installment, The Absent One (FASANDRÆBERNE). Nørgaard returns to the director's chair with stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares reprising the lead roles while Pilou Asbaek and David Dencik join the cast.In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and is convicted...
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Let me start by saying “Nordic Noir” has a lot to answer for… Desperate to ride the popularity of Norwegian dramas such The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge, UK distributors are seemingly snatching up any and all crime dramas that emanate from the region; and obviously not all can be the next The Killing… Just look at Easy Money 2 (aka Snabba Cash II in it’s original Swedish).
Foregoing rich storytelling and an engrossing plot, director Babak Najafi instead ups the violence and action for this sequel to the 2010 original. Once again starring Joel Kinnaman (Robocop) and based upon the novels by Jens Lapidus, Easy Money 2 follows Jw (Kinnaman), the promising business student who became an organized coke smuggler in Easy Money, is serving hard time in prison and struggling to »
- Phil Wheat
Before he was RoboCop, Joel Kinnaman was Jw in the international smash hit thriller Easy Money. Now, Jw returns in the exciting sequel Easy Money: Hard to Kill, which hits theaters and is available on DVD this Valentine's Day, February 14. We have an exclusive clip which offers a taste of this can't-miss action drama perfect for any date you may be planning, whether you're going out with your Valentine or staying home! Hopefully you won't have to answer the question raised by this latest footage: 'Where's the blow?"
Jw, the promising business student who became an organized coke smuggler in Easy Money, is serving hard time in prison and is struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life: some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's made peace with an old enemy. »
There’s no such thing as easy money, something actor Joel Kinnaman learned back in 2010 when he starred in Daniel Espinosa’s fairly well received crime thriller aptly titled, you guessed it – Easy Money. Instead of finding riches, Mr. Kinnaman found a jail sentence and heartbreak, leading into Babak Najafi’s direct sequel, Easy Money: Hard To Kill – the second movie in this now three film franchise. Although we’re working with a new director and a newer team, Babak still keeps the same thrilling focus that made Espinosa’s original film so intriguing, but our new story also plays it safe by working with most of the same characters. Again, there’s no such thing as easy money, but when you mirror a successful formula, you’ve still got it pretty damn easy.
Picking up as Jw (Joel Kinnaman) is nearing the end of his jail sentence, where »
- Matt Donato
Man of Straw: Kinnaman Beginagain in Energetic Yet Paltry Sequel
While Swedish director Daniel Espinosa’s 2010 film Easy Money kicked off his lucrative international status, it also opened up a lot of doors for star Joel Kinnaman, who has now starred in the complete trilogy inspired by the success of the first film. Director Babak Najafi takes up director credit for the first sequel, Easy Money: Hard to Kill, a 2012 title that will hit Us theaters not long before the trilogy cap follows suit. Many of the cast members from the first film pop up here for a hyperkinetic reunion, slickly edited together in blasts of juxtaposition where three parallel subplots inevitably converge. Featuring a strong set-up that is neither marred by endless posturing or redundant rehash, we’re finally dumped into a soggy middle-of-the-road finale after a trip that is neither as heartily written nor excitingly performed as the first entry. »
- Nicholas Bell
Title: Easy Money: Hard to Kill Director: Babak Najafi Starring: Joel Kinnaman (‘Robocop,’ TV’s ‘The Killing’), Dragomir Mrsic, Dejan Cukic, Fares Fares, Matias Varela and Joel Spira Working hard to distinctively create an original identity for yourself, and distinguish yourself from similar voices, can be a challenge for some people as they search for their place in society. Not only do the struggling characters in the new action crime drama, ‘Easy Money: Hard to Kill,’ strive to prove their worth and value amongst their fellow gangsters in the film, but the sequel to the 2010 Swedish film, ‘Easy Money,’ also works to showcase it’s uniqueness in the genre. With the [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Just paroled, Jw has created trading software that he and his wealthy business partner, Nippe (Joel Spira), are about to sell to a bank — until Nippe steals the program, sending Jw back to a life of crime.
The multifaceted plot also concerns two other gangsters — Mahmoud (Fares Fares) and Jorge (Matias Varela) — and these three men, all earning sympathy, will fight over the same pieces of underworld pie.
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ComingSoon.net has your exclusive clip from Easy Money: Hard to Kill , available on VOD February 14th and starring Joel Kinnaman (upcoming RoboCop , "The Killing"), Matias Varela, Dragomir Mrsic, Fares Fares, Madeleine Martin, Dejan Cukic, Joel Spira and Lisa Henni. Jw (Kinnaman), the promising business student who became an organized coke smuggler in Easy Money , is serving hard time in prison and is struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life: some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he.s developed, and while behind bars he.s made peace with an old enemy. This all proves to be an illusion. On leave from prison, and back in contact with his former gang, Jw learns that once you.ve walked in the shoes »
8 items from 2014
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