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The Hypnotist (2012)

Hypnotisören (original title)
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
Helena Af Sandeberg ...
Daniella
Oscar Pettersson ...
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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The official submission of Sweden to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. 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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References Battlefield 3 (2011) See more »

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Music by Oscar Fogelström and Niki & the Dove, lyrics by Malin Dahlstrom'
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Average Swedish crime film with a wasted hypnotism angle
14 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A straightforward Swedish crime thriller starring Mikael Persbrandt, of HAMILTON fame. The story is based on a novel and I'm reliably informed that, as per usual, much of the best material was cut out, leaving this a distinctly average addition to the genre.

The story begins with a brutal massacre in which an entire family are slaughtered by an unknown assailant. The exasperated police then call in a renowned hypnotist in order to bring the sole survivor out of a coma and find out details of the perpetrator. Much is made of the hypnotism angle but truthfully it only occurs a couple of times in the movie and feels rather wasted as an angle.

THE HYPNOTIST suffers from a lack of interesting characters, particularly the investigating detective who's as bland as they come. Lena Olin is incredibly annoying as Persbrandt's harridan of a wife, and only Persbrandt himself retains sympathy for the viewer. The storyline isn't bad, and it does have a sufficiently dark and vicious edge, but director Lasse Hallstrom does a workmanlike job at best and should stick to the insufferable likes of CHOCOLAT.


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