Beck (1997– )
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Inspector Beck and his team get involved in a large-scale smuggling of cesium 133. A gang from the east uses refugees who with a promise to stay in Sweden and with danger to their own life ... See full summary »

Director:

Kjell Sundvall

Writers:

Rolf Börjlind (screenplay), Rolf Börjlind (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Haber ... Martin Beck
Mikael Persbrandt ... Gunvald Larsson
Stina Rautelin ... Lena Klingström
Per Morberg ... Joakim Wersén
Ingvar Hirdwall ... Grannen
Rebecka Hemse ... Inger
Fredrik Ultvedt Fredrik Ultvedt ... Jens Loftegård
Michael Nyqvist ... John Banck
Anna Ulrika Ericsson Anna Ulrika Ericsson ... Yvonne Jäder
Peter Hüttner Peter Hüttner ... Oljelund
Bo Höglund Bo Höglund ... Servitören
Jan von Melen Jan von Melen ... Hasse Larsson
Lennart Hjulström ... Gavling
Lasse Lindroth Lasse Lindroth ... Peter
Dana Marouf Dana Marouf ... Flyktingen
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Inspector Beck and his team get involved in a large-scale smuggling of cesium 133. A gang from the east uses refugees who with a promise to stay in Sweden and with danger to their own life take in the dangerous explosive chemical substance. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

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Country:

Denmark | Germany | Norway | Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English | Russian

Release Date:

8 April 1998 (Sweden) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Alternate Versions

For the German TV version the scenes with the pathologist Oljelund were re-shot with German actor Ottfried Fischer. See more »

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Sad, in good kind of way.
17 June 1999 | by YlajaliSee all my reviews

A taxi explodes in Stockholm, killing the driver and the passenger. At the same time Gunvald Larsson runs over and kills a little girl on his way to work.

When push comes to show, the passenger in the taxi proves to be an illegal immigrant smuggling cesium instead of paying to be smuggled. So while Beck and Klingström tracks down the men behind the operation, Larsson is wrought with grief and guilt, trying to reconcile himself with the bitter realities of life.

I really enjoyed this film. The story is good, the directing is good and the acting - especially that of Mikael Persbrandt - is very good. It is also an important film to watch in terms of continuity and character development, if you are a follower of this series. In later films Gunvald Larsson will appear as a snotty, snobbish psychopath, but if you watch the scene in this film where Larsson comes home to Beck late at night and tells him the story of his father's disappearance, you will find him much more sympathetic.

Both thumbs up!


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