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Mannen från Mallorca (1984)

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In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sven Wollter ...
Tomas von Brömssen ...
Håkan Serner ...
Inspector Andersson
Ernst Günther ...
Thomas Hellberg ...
Ingvar Hirdwall ...
Fors
Niels Jensen ...
Roger 'Rogge' Jansson
Tommy Johnson ...
Inspector Rundberg
Rico Rönnbäck ...
Hans Villius ...
Minister of Justice (as Hans Willius)
Sten Lonnert ...
Olsson, Alcoholic
Nina Gunke ...
Eva Zetterberg
Margreth Weivers ...
Alva Wiström
Gun Karlsson ...
Mrs. Forsberg, Witness at the Post Office
Marie Delleskog ...
Janna, Roger's Fiancée
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Storyline

In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were the first to the crime scene, pursue all leads and identify a suspect, an arrogant member of the elite secret police, a man assigned to guard the country's Minister of Justice. Just as the beat cops think they've tightened the noose around the suspect, loose ends appear, witnesses lose their certainty, alibis crop up, and even the cops doubt what they've seen. Who's protecting the suspect and why? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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12 October 1984 (Sweden)  »

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The Man from Majorca  »

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SEK 15,025,552 (Sweden)
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Trivia

The film is loosely based on the discovery of the real-life Swedish Minister of Justice's liaisons with prostitutes in the 1970s. It was a major scandal where the truth was believed to be largely covered up, and Leif GW Persson, who at the time was the source within the national police authority who blew the whistle to a newspaper, was discharged and found comfort in writing the book that the film is based on. See more »

Goofs

The sound from the TV as Johansson is celebrating Christmas with his son and his ex-wife has the items of the Disney Christmas Special, shown every Christmas in Sweden, coming in the wrong order. When they are sitting in the sofa, the sound is from "Clown of the Jungle", whereas when Johansson is leaving, the sound comes from the end of "Santa's Workshop", which is always shown first. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Johansson: For fuck sake, Janis. It's as much my fault! If I hadn't asked you to take those damn shrimpshells... Come on! It happens to the best of us.
Inspector Jarnebring: Now it feels as if it's happened to the worst.
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Crazy Credits

There are no end credits for this film. All credits are shown at the beginning, and at the end, the film simply fades to black. See more »

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References Bullitt (1968) See more »

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An underestimated crime drama with a difference
8 January 2015 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

I am fond of Scandinavian (particularly Swedish and Danish) crime thrillers and I have tried to watch them as much as possible. It is not often that you come across with respective films before 1990ies as the international boom and fame started after that.

Still, Bo Widerberg is a film-maker worth (re-)discovering, as his approach is different from ordinary Beck-Wallander type of series. They have more action and twists, are less static, contain scenes and lines that make you giggle, and policemen are "ordinary" persons with their odd apprehensions and weaknesses... Additionally, a good overview of the 1980ies Stockholm, with the clear domination of Volvos and Saabs. In spite of some similarities with famous thrillers from the prior decade, the film in question is an independent witty story, not a copy or remake adapted for Sweden. Performances are good as well, I particularly liked Sven Wollter as Jarnebring and Ernst Günther as Dahlgren.

Well, the ending is realistic, but creates a kind of discontent, as the story is not round up in "clear" manner. Nevertheless, based on the circumstances above, Mannen från Mallorca is a film that could be shown on TV or cinematheques more often.


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