The sequel to Jagarna (1996), the film concerns Erik who is asked to return to his hometown in Sweden to solve a brutal murder. Although hesitant to go back due to unfavourable memories of ... See full summary »

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The sequel to Jagarna (1996), the film concerns Erik who is asked to return to his hometown in Sweden to solve a brutal murder. Although hesitant to go back due to unfavourable memories of the town, Erik accepts, but finding an answer to the murder proves a complex task. Written by Anonymous

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Rolf Lassgård investigates a murder in the north forest country
1 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After 15 years, "Jägarna 2" (2011) (or "False Trail") is a follow-up to "Jägarna" (1996) (or "The Hunters"), both directed by Kjell Sundvall. This is an excellent movie and neo-noir, even better than the first movie.

Once again, Rolf Lassgård returns to his native forest region in northern Sweden, this time to investigate an apparent murder of a young girl. His 15-year old nephew (Kim Tjernström) is there. His stepfather, Peter Stormare, is the local police chief, and his mom is played by Annika Nordin. Lassgård runs into severe obstacles every step of the way. Most of these are investigatory and people problems that seem very natural but are very frustrating. There is at first no body, but there is a suspect as the girl is missing and her car found with blood. There is some circumstantial evidence. As the story moves along, violence adds new obstacles. Lassgård's strength as an investigator is in fitting all the pieces together into an hypothesis that makes sense out of all the observations. There are three occasions when he rejects the guesswork of his peers because they ignore certain known pieces of the puzzle. This is an example of really good writing in the script. He's also open-minded enough to hear all the witnesses out and not leap to conclusions.

Lassgård established the character of detective Kurt Wallander. It was that work that first brought him to my attention, but his work is largely unknown to American audiences. He's not at all a conventional looking leading man, but he generates great sympathy and he has excellent acting range.

I've noted before in reviewing various Wallander films that the Swedish cinema is alive and well. The acting skills are of a very high level. One never feels that one is even seeing anyone act -- everyone down to the small roles IS the character. The writing and direction in this movie again show a great skill at integrating personal, family and social issues into tense story-telling. The cinematography is beautiful.


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