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The Hunters (1996)

Jägarna (original title)
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A policeman from Stockholm comes up to Norrland in Sweden to join his brother, now that their parents are dead. While there he starts to work on a long-running case where deer have been ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Leif Bäckström
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Tomme Harela
Tomas Norström ...
Ove
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Stig
Göran Forsmark ...
Håkan
Rolf Degerlund ...
Eilert
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Nena (as Edihta Domingo)
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Anna Sivertsson
Helén Söderqvist Henriksson ...
Britt Harela (as Helen S. Henriksson)
Roland Hedlund ...
Bengtsson
Ove Tjernberg ...
Söderberg
Åke Lindman ...
The Boss
Harry Nyman ...
Raimo (bartender)
Alf Nilsson ...
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A policeman from Stockholm comes up to Norrland in Sweden to join his brother, now that their parents are dead. While there he starts to work on a long-running case where deer have been poached and soon discovers that his brother is involved... Written by Per Bratt <perbratt@canit.se>

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En thriller av Kjell Sundvall

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

31 January 1996 (Sweden)  »

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Budget:

SEK 17,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hollywood wanted to make a remake of this film. Kjell Sundvall was positive to this as long as it was a "First Blood" type of film. But the producers who wanted to buy the rights wanted to make it about cowboys in the Nevada dessert, shooting horse for fun. Kjell Sundavall didn't sell the rights after he heard this. See more »

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Featured in Jägarna: En film om filmen (1996) See more »

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Till Havs
Music and lyrics by Gustav Nordqvist/Jonatan Reuter
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The stuff thrillers are made from
30 May 1999 | by (Varde, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie is very believable and uncomfortably so. A small and peaceful society being shattered by some very violent deaths. Apparent random murders that they all could have committed. I couldn't help thinking of Jon Voigt in Deliverance, when following Erik Bäckström's fight, first for justice later for his own safety.

This thriller is highly recommended, except if you live in a small and remote hunter's community :-). It feeds on the tradition born from the books of writers Wahlöö & Sjöwall 30 years ago.


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