The sequel to Jagarna (1996), the film concerns Erik who is asked to return to his hometown in Sweden to solve a brutal murder. Although hesitant to go back due to unfavourable memories of ... See full summary »
Convicted felon Rev. Armstrong returns back to his neighborhood a changed man looking to take over his father's old church. The neighborhood is tough and full of drugs and gangs. Through ... See full summary »
A week before Christmas, Estelle lands at Arlanda Airport. A year earlier, she had left Stockholm on the run with her husband Tommy and their daughter, after Tommy had taken part in one of ... See full summary »
It's been a struggle, but John's life is back on track at last. Active in his church and a pillar of the community, maybe now he is finally ready to propose to his partner Mary. But John ... See full summary »
Not a bad movie. I have not read any of Camilla Lackbergs books (I chose Johan Theorin when I had the choice good or bad), but was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable this little flick was. They could have avoided to show (tell instead...) us a couple of brutal details, but the description of the scenic, beautiful little coastal town of Fjallbacka by Gothenburg is enjoyable, Hjulstrøm plays well as the main character police inspector Hedstrøm. Some of his colleagues are also well displayed, as with his pregnant girlfriend. However, I sincerely doubt that any policemen in the Western world are as incompetent as the commissioner and an older constable in the series - not only Predikanten, I sincerely do not hope so, and feel annoyed as some of the scenes with these two are experienced as unnecessary for the story itself. The plot is well thought out and depicted, although the incidental discovery at the end seemed awfully coincidental for the rest of the plot. But all in all, far better than feared, and is recommended for those that long for a nice, Scandinavian summer of 2011. That goes for Norwegians too.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?