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The Wide Net (2000)
"Det grovmaskiga nätet" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  2 January 2000 (Sweden)
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Credited cast:
Sven Wollter ...
Samuel Fröler ...
Jan Miller
Camilla Strøm-Henriksen ...
Eva Ringmar (as Camilla Strøm Henriksen)
Steve Kratz ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Göran Berlander ...
Thérèse Brunnander ...
Företagsläkaren (part 1) (as Thérese Brunnander)
Bente Danielsson ...
Peter Engman ...
Carl Ferm
Jonas Falk ...
Lena Granhagen ...
Fru Ringmar
Lars Green ...
Marie Göranzon ...
Åklagaren (part 1)
Åsa (part 2)
Fredrik Hammar ...


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Release Date:

2 January 2000 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Det grovmaskiga nätet  »

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(2 parts) | (DVD)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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When listening to the tape of Eva and the choir, Van Veeteren puts the cover in his coat pocket. After wandering through the flat he stops the tape and puts it back into its cover that was lying next to the tape-recorder. See more »


Followed by Svalan, katten, rosen, döden (2006) See more »

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a long insult to the Swedish police
11 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

It can be interesting at times to have a negative personality as your protagonist. Ill-tempered, inconsiderate, incompetent, boring: Van Veeteren is the police investigator assigned to a case of murder.

What does he do? No blood tests, no motives asked (nor found), no collecting facts, no time-line building, not checking for people who might have had a motive or hated the victims, no responsibility taken for his actions - Van Veeteren rather kicks another officer between the legs as a "reprimand" than admitting his own fault.

What does he do instead? He accuses and insults without proof, he forces the grieving spouse again and again to recount sexual details (without any use for the investigation, so probably for his own enjoyment), he wanders around with his sick dog, strains an ankle doing sports, passes judgment without anything to go on, gets other people in deep trouble and eventually killed, and doesn't seem to feel much remorse.

Now anti-heroes can be interesting by themselves. Sadly, this one is not - but maybe there is some social tension coming out of it? Nope. His colleagues are painted to be very much like Van Veeteren. Not professional, just incurious prejudiced dullards.

Is the Swedish police really like that, or is this movie intended to be a long, slow, boring insult to them? In either case, I cannot see any reason people would want to watch this. Don't waste your time on it like I did.

I like Swedish landscape, Swedish faces and good actors, and together with some production values these are the redeeming features earning this flick some points. But the story? Terrible.

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