FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
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 ... See full summary »
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 »
Criminal detective Roland Hassel and his colleague Bolinder is investigating a criminal gang involved in the meat packing business. Bolinder is murdered in front of Hassel and the criminals are out to kill Hassel, the only witness.
A few more twists and this film would almost be up and running against some really bad film. But it makes it, mostly because Lars-Erik Berenett is so well at ease with his character, Roland Hassel, that he slips into the role with no apparent problems.
It's poor, pretty Regina Lund that ruins what could be made better. She is, to say the least, completely unbelievable as a robotic russian agent here to lecture on the Russian mob. I really hate faked accents, and this one is so obviously faked. But it's probably not her fault, because the character is so uninteresting that it would take VERY hard work to turn her into a human being.
Can anybody tell me what in the hell is going on in the scene where the police van crashes into the kiosk? It clearly takes place on Östermalm, but when Hassel pursues Strand through some alley, they suddenly end up in some industrial railway yard. What's that?
Well...I hope they'll keep their thinking caps on for the next Hassel film, because this can't be as good as it gets. We've seen the TV-films. They were great.
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