Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City... the very city which brands him an enemy.
I Didn't Know the Swedes Made Good Movies Like This One
I happened to catch this movie around midnight on a mainly foreign news station. They also show police thrillers of different countries and usually I am not into watching them. This one was different I watched only a few minutes of it before I was hooked and it didn't let up on keeping my eyes glued to it.
I've heard there is very little crime in Sweden so they must have borrowed the plot from Hollywood movies. I don't think there are many cases happening in Sweden where their criminals are as ruthless as the ones as depicted in this, beginning when two hard core types take innocent bystanders hostage and threaten to kill them to make good their escape. One of them is killed and the other manages to get away and deals with each of the three witnesses the same night the crime is committed, threatening them and their families quite convincingly to not implicate him. The plot may seem simple enough, but it has many twists and turns that keep you wondering what is going to happen next. It becomes like a game of chess between the criminal and the one cop who vows to put him away as the criminal cleverly turns the tables on the cop, to almost put him away instead! Only by escaping police custody and working as an on-the-run rogue cop can he hope to clear himself and bring justice to the criminal.
The actors were first rate and that is even with having to read the subtitles as it was in Swedish. Shame nobody knows about it. I wish they show it again so people could see what I saw and confirm my conviction that I have really discovered something here!
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