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Mannen från Mallorca (1984)

In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were... See full summary »

Director:

Bo Widerberg

Writers:

Leif G.W. Persson (novel), Bo Widerberg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sven Wollter ... Inspector Jarnebring
Tomas von Brömssen ... Inspector Johansson
Håkan Serner ... Inspector Andersson
Ernst Günther ... Dahlgren
Thomas Hellberg ... Berg
Ingvar Hirdwall ... Fors
Niels Jensen Niels Jensen ... Roger 'Rogge' Jansson
Tommy Johnson ... Inspector Rundberg
Rico Rönnbäck ... Kjell Göran Hedberg
Hans Villius Hans Villius ... Minister of Justice (as Hans Willius)
Sten Lonnert Sten Lonnert ... Olsson, Alcoholic
Nina Gunke ... Eva Zetterberg
Margreth Weivers ... Alva Wiström
Gun Karlsson Gun Karlsson ... Mrs. Forsberg, Witness at the Post Office
Marie Delleskog Marie Delleskog ... Janna, Roger's Fiancée
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Storyline

In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were the first to the crime scene, pursue all leads and identify a suspect, an arrogant member of the elite secret police, a man assigned to guard the country's Minister of Justice. Just as the beat cops think they've tightened the noose around the suspect, loose ends appear, witnesses lose their certainty, alibis crop up, and even the cops doubt what they've seen. Who's protecting the suspect and why? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

12 October 1984 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A mallorcai ember See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The post office staff in the beginning were the real-life staff from the real post office being robbed in the film. See more »

Goofs

The film shows it to be completely dark outside when Johansson is celebrating Christmas with his son and his ex-wife; however, when he leaves, they are still watching the Disney Christmas Special which airs every Christmas in Sweden at 15.00 CET. There is still daylight in the Stockholm area by then. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Johansson: For fuck sake, Janis. It's as much my fault! If I hadn't asked you to take those damn shrimpshells... Come on! It happens to the best of us.
Inspector Jarnebring: Now it feels as if it's happened to the worst.
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Crazy Credits

There are no end credits for this film. All credits are shown at the beginning, and at the end, the film simply fades to black. See more »

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References Bullitt (1968) See more »

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An underestimated crime drama with a difference
8 January 2015 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

I am fond of Scandinavian (particularly Swedish and Danish) crime thrillers and I have tried to watch them as much as possible. It is not often that you come across with respective films before 1990ies as the international boom and fame started after that.

Still, Bo Widerberg is a film-maker worth (re-)discovering, as his approach is different from ordinary Beck-Wallander type of series. They have more action and twists, are less static, contain scenes and lines that make you giggle, and policemen are "ordinary" persons with their odd apprehensions and weaknesses... Additionally, a good overview of the 1980ies Stockholm, with the clear domination of Volvos and Saabs. In spite of some similarities with famous thrillers from the prior decade, the film in question is an independent witty story, not a copy or remake adapted for Sweden. Performances are good as well, I particularly liked Sven Wollter as Jarnebring and Ernst Günther as Dahlgren.

Well, the ending is realistic, but creates a kind of discontent, as the story is not round up in "clear" manner. Nevertheless, based on the circumstances above, Mannen från Mallorca is a film that could be shown on TV or cinematheques more often.


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