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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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Joona Linna
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Erik Maria Bark
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Simone Bark
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Daniella
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Benjamin
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Lydia
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Josef
Jan Waldekranz ...
Shulman
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Magdalena
Göran Thorell ...
Stensund
Gustav Levin ...
Carlos
Tomas Magnusson ...
Petter
Ulf Eklund ...
Nålen
Conny Vakare ...
Kut chefen
Emma Mehoniç ...
Evelyn
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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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28 September 2012 (Sweden)  »

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El hipnotista  »

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Lasse Hallström's first Swedish language film in 25 years. See more »

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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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Followed by Paganinikontraktet (2015) See more »

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watchable, with flaws
10 February 2013 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

i thought the movie was quite good while watching it. it is a nice thriller, with suspense to the very end.

somewhat strange motivations of the main villain, but then you probably cannot really connect to insane motives.

it was kind of strange that while the hypnotist's character was well developed, with character history and family environment, the other main character - the cop, was very under-developed.

apart from this and a few weak moments that every decent thriller carries in order to support the storyline, it is a pretty good production


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