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Hans Åke Gabrielsson
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The West German security police, Verfassungsschutz, need help to infiltrate a group connected to the Rote Arme Fraktion. The Swedish James Bond, Carl Hamilton, goes to Hamburg, pretending to be a Swedish officer, thrown out of the country after having been exposed as an East German spy. He gets in contact with the terrorists and joins them. Together they are planning to strike against the CIA headquarters in Stockholm Written by
This is Carl Hamilton at his best. It may not be Stellan Skarsgård at his best (comparing with movies like Breaking the Waves), but he's doing a good job here too. I would actually say that Stellan Skarsgård IS Carl Hamilton, in more or less the same way as Sean Connery IS James Bond. None of the other actors playing him in the later movies quite reaches his level - they are, of course, also working with scripts not even half as good as this one.
The movie in itself explores the difficult feelings of an agent infiltrating and more or less becoming part of a terrorist organisation. Their methods may be ugly, yes even horrible. But the purpose of their actions? It's action with a nice enough twist, making it entertaining AND interesting.
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