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Executive Protection (2001)
"Livvakterna" (original title)

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Samuel Fröler ...
Sven
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Jeanette
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Nikolaus Lehmann
Marie Richardson ...
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Mårtensson
Per Burell ...
Torbjörn
Lennart Hjulström ...
Örjan Landström ...
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Carl
Katarina Weidhagen van Hal ...
Lisbeth (as Katarina Widhagen)
Magnus Roosmann ...
Amanda Andersson ...
Maria
Hanna Alsterlund ...
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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 into a private investigation agency. Another friend of Falk's, Sven, purchased a business in Estonia, and when local gangsters attempted to pressure him into paying protection money, Sven retained the services of Nikolaus Lehmann, a burly private eye, to throw them off his trail. However, Lehmann does his job all too well, murdering the racketeers, and then threatening Sven and his family. With no where else to turn, Sven asks Falk to help him deal with the crazed Lehmann; Falk agrees, but soon realizes he's dealing with a more dangerous man than he imagined when Lehmann kidnaps Sven's wife Jeanette, and then releases her with a time bomb locked around her neck, demanding that Sven hand over ownership of his company to Lehmann. Written by Anonymous

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Nikolaus Lehman: Where did you take them?
Johan Falk: Why should I tell you that?
Nikolaus Lehman: Otherwise you start something that you do not master.
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Followed by Johan Falk: Vapenbröder (2009) See more »

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Oh, boy! They actually made a good swedish action movie!
6 September 2001 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

After having been almost physically persuaded to see this movie (I don´t see Swedish movies anymore, they usually put my teeth on edge), I was extremely surprised by "Livvakterna". This and it´s predecessor "Noll Tolerans"(made by the same people, has the same main character) are most probably the only Swedish action thrillers to actually deserve that denomination.

An introvert, hard boiled, cop goes to the funeral of his friend´s father, and gets involved in a yarn of extortion, blackmail and murder. The action scenes are realistic, nothing fancy, the characters believable, and most of all, the cinematography is excellent. A car chase through a Swedish forest will go down in history as a modern classic, and the director made good use of cut and sound to highten the suspence. And believe me, towards the end I found myself biting my fingernails to the quick!

All in all, the best in its genre to come out of Sweden in a long time, and I hope that this movie sets a standard!


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