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The Hunters (1996)

Jägarna (original title)
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A policeman from Stockholm comes up to Norrland in Sweden to join his brother, now that their parents are dead. While there he starts to work on a long-running case where deer have been ... See full summary »

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Kjell Sundvall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Lassgård ... Erik Bäckström
Lennart Jähkel ... Leif Bäckström
Jarmo Mäkinen ... Tomme Harela
Tomas Norström ... Ove
Thomas Hedengran ... Stig
Göran Forsmark ... Håkan
Rolf Degerlund Rolf Degerlund ... Eilert
Editha Domingo ... Nena (as Edihta Domingo)
Helena Bergström ... Anna Sivertsson
Helén Söderqvist Henriksson Helén Söderqvist Henriksson ... Britt Harela (as Helen S. Henriksson)
Roland Hedlund ... Bengtsson
Ove Tjernberg Ove Tjernberg ... Söderberg
Åke Lindman ... The Boss
Harry Nyman Harry Nyman ... Raimo (bartender)
Alf Nilsson Alf Nilsson ... Assessor
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A policeman from Stockholm comes up to Norrland in Sweden to join his brother, now that their parents are dead. While there he starts to work on a long-running case where deer have been poached and soon discovers that his brother is involved... Written by Per Bratt <perbratt@canit.se>

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Don't let them out of your sights! See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

31 January 1996 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hunters See more »

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Budget:

SEK 17,500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hollywood wanted to make a remake of this film. Kjell Sundvall was positive to this as long as it was a "First Blood" type of film. But the producers who wanted to buy the rights wanted to make it about cowboys in the Nevada dessert, shooting horse for fun. Kjell Sundavall didn't sell the rights after he heard this. See more »

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a rather average movie
29 August 2001 | by fred-83See all my reviews

Sundvall has a good ear for dialogue, and uses his locations to great effect. One main problem with contemporary Swedish movies is the wooden dialogue, which is largely avoided here. The story holds together well in the beginning, but the naturalism and believability Sundvall builds up completely vanishes towards the end, which is unfortunate and ultimately makes this a rather average movie. The script has some irritating holes, like the subplot with Lassgårds love interest which is mysteriously left unresolved. The last act is also a indication of the current "Americanization" of Swedish cinema which is a rather sad phenomenom. We should make movies on our own terms and be wary of too many american influences, those estethics tend to become overblown, predictable and unrealistic when translated into Swedish.


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