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The Hypnotist (2012)
"Hypnotisören" (original title)

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A detective pairs himself with a famous psychologist on a case involving a traumatized young witness to a crime.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joona Linna
Erik Maria Bark
Simone Bark
Helena Af Sandeberg ...
Oscar Pettersson ...
Jan Waldekranz ...
Göran Thorell ...
Gustav Levin ...
Tomas Magnusson ...
Ulf Eklund ...
Conny Vakare ...
Kut chefen
Emma Mehoniç ...


After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving daughter before the murderer does. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

28 September 2012 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

El hipnotista  »

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2.35 : 1
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There are some rather telling parallels to the 1985 White House Farm murders in Essex, mainly: the presence of an adopted brother and sister, both with psychological issues; the relevance of feet being clean or not. See more »


The movie shows a hemophiliac being administered antihemophilic factor through an intramuscular injection at night. Antihemophilic factor is mostly administered in mornings and always intravenously. See more »


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Hypnotize me
1 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

The title might be a little bit off, if you think about what the movie is really about. But that shouldn't put you off it. The story is more than neat and it's more than good to see such dramas/thrillers coming out of Europe. Especially because some of them have a new take on things, which makes for an interesting watch.

If you have seen a few movies from Sweden, you might even recognize an actor or two. But that is not the point of the movie! The movie that tangles and plays around with a few characters and their story lines, does so in a good way. It never gets too complicated and it never feels like things are in there to fill the running time. Good actors and a good nice story make this a movie to watch

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