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Johan Falk: Leo Gaut (Video 2009)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the parking lot near school, a car-trap explodes. Johan Falk is on the trail which leads him to a man from his past, who served 8 years in prison for murder.

Director: Richard Holm
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Peter Andersson, Marie Richardson
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Policeman Johan Falk returns to Gothenburg and starts service at the successful special service GSI, but the relation between the unit and the criminals introduces him to a world he never thought existed.

Director: Anders Nilsson
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Joel Kinnaman, Mikael Tornving
Action | Crime | Thriller
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Johan is a two-fisted Gothenburg cop who finds himself in a shoot-out with jewel robbers. After the smoke has cleared, one robber, shot by his accomplice, and an innocent bystander, are ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Nilsson
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Peter Andersson, Marie Richardson
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of criminals would like to sell some weapons for an undercover policeman. Johan Falk's team is watching the operation meanwhile Frank Wagner is also in the game. Rydell, the gang ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Nilsson
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Joel Kinnaman, Jens Hultén
Action | Crime | Thriller
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Director: Daniel Lind Lagerlöf
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Henrik Norlén, Anja Antonowicz
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Daniel Lind Lagerlöf
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Joel Kinnaman, Mikael Tornving
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A firefight between two rival gangs breaks out in a Gothenburg city park, and when the conflict escalates the GSI group is called into it. A new gang is about to make its way in the Swedish... See full summary »

Director: Anders Nilsson
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Joel Kinnaman, Jens Hultén
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Johan Falk's stepdaughter's biological father seems serious about getting to know Nina, but his construction company is in debt to the Russian mafia "Karayan". When Örjan can not pay their debts they kidnap Nina.

Director: Richard Holm
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Marie Richardson, Johan Hedenberg
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Some men infiltrates the retired chief engineer Arthur Jönsson's home. They look through the residence for a few drawings. Some time later the same men, who turns out to be former Swedish ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Nilsson
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Jens Hultén, Meliz Karlge
Action | Crime | Thriller
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It has been two years since John Falk and Frank Wagner broke their cooperation and Frank stopped working undercover for the police. Frank has just had: Re-opening of his bar when his former... See full summary »

Director: Charlotte Brändström
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Joel Kinnaman, Mikael Tornving
Action | Crime | Thriller
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A group of young robbers, specializing in robbing shopping center security guards, are raging through out Gothenburg.

Director: Richard Holm
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Mikael Tornving, Jens Hultén
Action | Crime | Thriller
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Frank Wagner is sleeping next to his family. The plans to move abroad lays on the kitchen table. They suddenly hear how someone tries to break into the apartment. Five masked men is trying ... See full summary »

Director: Charlotte Brändström
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Joel Kinnaman, Ruth Vega Fernandez
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Average thriller in the Johan Falk series
24 January 2010 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Recap: Johan Falk and Frank Wagner is back again, this time on their most dangerous mission yet. This time Johan Falk wants to capture the men behind a drug smuggling operation, but their last contact was executed. Frank needs to go deeper undercover than ever, in the midst of an organization that are totally ruthless. And there are leaks both within the police and Wagner's gang.

Comments: Another one in the Johan Falk series, this time about Estonian smugglers that has a big time operation smuggling amphetamine to Gothenburg. But even if the story is different (and it helps to watch them in order, so if you are new to the series, start with Noll Tolerans (1999) or at least the restart of the series GSI – Gruppen för särskilda insatser (2009) as some things are just a continuation) they use the same strengths that they have in the previous movies. They are good on building suspense, but worse at special effects. The simple solution is to leave the effects out of it, and aim for suspense.

In total it is an average thriller one that works well for an evening. Compared to the previous movies in the series it got nothing new, and that is a little disappointment. Even though they have found a somewhat successful recipe for these movies, some kind of development other than a new story would be nice. It could almost be anything, some spectacular effect or a twist to the now predictable pace and outcome of the story. That's what made Den Tredje Vågen (2003) rise another level. But these are really just mass produced. I understand that leads to it being hard to develop something new between movies, but the feeling while watching is there anyway.

However, as I said, it works well enough as a thriller to watch for an evening, and it still is one of the better Swedish movies of the genre (along with the rest of the series).

6/10


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