Johan is a two-fisted Gothenburg cop who finds himself in a shoot-out with jewel robbers. After the smoke has cleared, one robber, shot by his accomplice, and an innocent bystander, are ...
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After causing a commotion with his last assignment, Falk has been given a desk job, which hardly agrees with his personality, and he ends up accepting an offer from an old friend to buy ... See full summary »
Policeman Johan Falk returns to Gothenburg and starts service at the successful special service GSI, but the relation between the unit and the criminals introduces him to a world he never thought existed.
A group of criminals would like to sell some weapons for an undercover policeman. Johan Falk's team is watching the operation meanwhile Frank Wagner is also in the game. Rydell, the gang ... See full summary »
Some men infiltrates the retired chief engineer Arthur Jönsson's home. They look through the residence for a few drawings. Some time later the same men, who turns out to be former Swedish ... See full summary »
It has been two years since John Falk and Frank Wagner broke their cooperation and Frank stopped working undercover for the police. Frank has just had: Re-opening of his bar when his former... See full summary »
Johan Falk's stepdaughter's biological father seems serious about getting to know Nina, but his construction company is in debt to the Russian mafia "Karayan". When Örjan can not pay their debts they kidnap Nina.
Johan is a two-fisted Gothenburg cop who finds himself in a shoot-out with jewel robbers. After the smoke has cleared, one robber, shot by his accomplice, and an innocent bystander, are dead. Three witnesses, including Helen, identify thug extraordinaire Leo Gaut as being the dead crook's trigger-happy colleague. Gaut soon threatens the three witnesses, and only Johan, the badge-wearing hero, can save them. Written by
In the credits of this film, the producers give their thanks to all the police forces in Västra Götalands Län (which is a part of the western part of Sweden) except for the police management - who is the only police authority in Sweden who refuses to help in the making of movies and other culture projects. See more »
They thanked 5000 pedestrians and motorists when the traffic had been redirected round the city during the carchase-scene. See more »
From the moment the car chase at the beginning of this film starts you know you are in for a thrilling ride to the end.
I have watched a number of Swedish films of this genre on local cable here in Australia and have come to realise the Swedes make excellent thrillers.
This film's plot is hardly original ... wrongly accused cop seeks truth and justice ....but it is done with such style and elegance (yes elegance, the production design, lighting and cinematography are superb)that the plot holes, mercifully few that there are, are hardly noticed.
The actors (all unknown to me ...but I assume well known in Sweden) are excellent. The tough, thoughtful hero (Jakob Eklund)and the fearful villain (Peter Andersson) in particular add greatly to an already thoroughly satisfying film.
Congratulations to all involved ..I hope the sequel "Livvakterna" is as successful.
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