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Maria von Heland
Martin Holst is the dynamic CEO of the pharmaceutical manufacturer Holst Medicals. When his son Jonas is kidnapped and turned into an innocent pawn in a much greater game, Martin loses control not only over his family and the company, but over his whole life. Before long he is forced to reevaluate everything he used to take for granted. Written by
Good, if you compare it to other Swedish productions.
Medecinmannen which is Swedish for "The medicine man" is a TV-show which consists of eight episodes that was actually good. Swedish TV and Movie productions always feel kind of lame if you compare to Hollywood productions and other big budget productions.
And rest assure this is no exception, the lack of money really makes this TV-show quite dull to watch but I saw all eight episodes anyways. You need to be patient when you see this show because the acting is terrible. But hey, it's a Swedish production so you can't expect anything else really.
Mikael Persbrant is good doe, he is really convincing as the main-character Martin Holst.
There are some mediocre actors as well, the kidnappers are not all that bad and Lennart Hjulström who plays Alex Holst is also quite good. But the rest of the cast is terrible.
Nina Grunke is not convincing as the role of Anna, Martin's wife who is kidnapped.
Albert Gruziel who plays Jonas who also is kidnapped is probably the worse child actor in modern time. He nearly makes this show unwatchable and all the scenes when he has to act out, like when he is crying and so on is just terrible. I closed my eyes every time because these scenes took the excitement out of this show and I started to think about when I was ten years old and had to participate in school plays.
Karin Hagås who played Tintin, Martin's daughter is not good either.
What I wanted to say with all of this is that Mikael Persbrant carried this show on his shoulders all by himself and made it good.
The writing was good but not great, the plot twists was never really surprising and that took away much of the excitement, unfortunately.
I give this show 6/10, if the acting was better and the plot was more advanced I would give it 8/10.
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