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The Candidate (2008)
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Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of ... See full summary »

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Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But nothing is what it appears to be, and the blackmail links back to his father's death under mysterious circumstances a year and a half earlier. Written by Danish Film Institute

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Jonas Bechmann: You spiked my drink, didn't you? Didn't you?
Louise: Yes, with a rape drug. I was told to get you into the room, until you passed out.
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Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #8.2 (2008) See more »

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A Story without Foundation
5 November 2009 | by (Mumbai,India) – See all my reviews

A defence lawyer is bumped off in a road accident because he could not get an acquittal for his powerfully connected client charged of murder. One year later the accident continues to haunt his son who is also a lawyer and he keeps visiting the spot regularly. Things inexplicably take a strange turn when a honey trap is laid out for him and the entire bizarre incident is captured on film with a view to blackmail. The ease with which he agrees to pay off is baffling. The story now hurtles forward at a frenzied pace in a series of incidents that grow more and more implausible. But you don't want to complain because the adrenaline inside you is cruising nicely thanks to some tight camera work aided by moody lighting and pumped up music. There is a more than fair chance that you would be able to work out the identity of the real culprit so when the denouement comes it won't catch you entirely by surprise.

But as you walk out of the film you start wondering at the stupidity of the killer. What was the need for him to give his game away by starting the blackmail process in the first instance? An otherwise extremely well made film suddenly falls flat on its face. You are angry at having your credulity stretched and intelligence insulted by a story without foundation.


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