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Den tredje vågen (2003)

Johan Falk hasn't been working for over a year since he resigned from the police. Most of all he wants to move out to the countryside, but fate has a different thought.

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Kane
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Dauphin
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Stevens
Robert Giggenbach ...
Sorensen
Pierre Deny ...
Leblanc
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Anja (as Jaqueline Ramel)
Joram Voelklein ...
Van Nuys
Joep Sertons ...
Van Effen
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In The Hague, Holland, the new chief of Europol Sellberg broadcasts a tough speech against the third wave of crimes in Europe, promising to suffocate the schemes of powerful criminals. He invites his former detective and friend Johan Falk for a meeting, with the intention to join him to his team. Meanwhile, the executive Rebecca accidentally opens one correspondence of her mate, Kane, and finds that he launders illegal money for European mobsters. When she decides to disclose her discoveries to Europol, her life is jeopardized by the associates of her boy-friend, but Rebecca is rescued by Johan, and they have to fight against the organized crime to save their lives and Johan's family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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En hel kontinent håller på att stjälas. An entire continent is being stolen

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15 October 2003 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 34,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Several entire blocks were constructed in Trollhättan to simulate locations of Munich and the Hague. See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca is sitting on the ferry to Hoek van Holland, the green screen used for the window is reflected in the shiny table. See more »

Quotes

Bodice: [Radio] We need a fucking hospital here!
Devlin: [Radio] Roger. And can we please use the proper procedure of language, over.
Bodice: [Radio] Fucking roger, out!
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"Dock INGET TACK till polisledningen i Göteborg som för tredje gången vägrat lyfta ett finger för att hjälpa oss. Tur att polishuset i Göteborg i övrigt är fyllt med samarbetsvilliga poliser..." Which translates roughly to: "But NO THANKS go to the police-management in Göteborg as they, for the third time, have been unwilling to lift a finger to help us. Lucky for us the police-houses of Göteborg are filled with cooperative officers..." See more »

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Followed by Johan Falk: Ur askan i elden (2015) See more »

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Surprisingly Good Swedish-British Thriller
11 March 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In The Hague, Holland, the new chief of Europol Sellberg (Lennart Hjulström) broadcasts a tough speech against the third wave of crimes in Europe, promising to suffocate the schemes of powerful criminals. He invites his former detective and friend Johan Falk (Jakob Eklund) for a meeting, with the intention to join him to his team. Meanwhile, the executive Rebecca (Irina Björklund) accidentally opens one correspondence of her mate, Kane (Ben Pullen), and finds that he cleans illegal money for European mobsters. When she decides to disclose her discoveries to Europol, his life is jeopardized by the associates of her boy-friend, but Rebecca is rescued by Johan. They have to fight against the organized crime to save their lives and Johan's family.

I decided to watch "Den Tredje Vågen" on video to kill time in the rainy Saturday's afternoon in Rio de Janeiro. I love European movies, but due to the lack of tradition in the action genre, I had minor expectation with this film. However, this movie is a surprisingly good Swedish-British thriller, full of action and usual exaggeration of the Hollywood films. The absolutely unknown cast has great performances, the Swedish Irina Björklund is very gorgeous and "Den Tredje Vågen" is an excellent entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Garras da Corrupção" ("Claws of the Corruption")


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