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Viktor, an Afghanistan veteran, comes to Stockholm on behalf of the Russian mafia. Ronny is a Swedish policeman, educated in the east and with a strong will to stop the mafia with violence. Josefin, a young woman, becomes a witness to a homicide but doesn't dare to tell what she has seen. Soon Viktor who is hunted by both the mafia and the police feels that his inner self starts to protest against the "Heart of stone" he has created for himself during many years of violent fights.Written by
A Swedish journalist recently wrote that this film is becoming a cult classic. The casting choices are brilliant for this type of film. Allan Svensson is known to play characters in the completely opposite direction. The same goes for Brasse Brännström. And when did you ever see Michael Nyqvist playing a criminal?
This film is very different from most other Swedish movies. It's off beat and has a weird tempo and many flaws but at the same time it's original and in no way does it deserve the HUGE bashing it got from the press when it came out.
Also - the cinematography in this film is top notch.
You either hate it or love it. I also read the director is working on a Directors Cut. The film was never released to DVD - only on rental VHS in Sweden so I'm really looking forward to owning a copy of it.
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