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The Bomber (2001)

Sprängaren (original title)
The Victoriastadium is totally destroyed in a bomb attack and Christina Furhage, head-responsible for the Olympic Games in Stockholm, dies with it. Why did someone destroy the stadium and ... See full summary »

Director:

Colin Nutley

Writers:

Colin Nutley (screenplay), Anna Fredriksson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Bergström ... Annika Bengtzon
Pernilla August ... Beata Ekesjö
Reine Brynolfsson ... Spiken
Örjan Ramberg ... Anders Schyman
Brasse Brännström ... Nils Langeby
Niklas Hjulström Niklas Hjulström ... Thomas Samuelsson
Ewa Fröling ... Berit Hamrin
Maria Lundqvist ... Eva-Britt Qvist
Tomas Pontén ... Evert Danielsson
Peter Andersson ... The Source
Tomas Fryk ... Patrik Nilsson
Jacob Ericksson ... Pelle Oskarsson
Nina Gunke ... Karin Lindström
Gunilla Röör ... Helena Starke
Christer Fant ... Hans Bjällra
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Storyline

The Victoriastadium is totally destroyed in a bomb attack and Christina Furhage, head-responsible for the Olympic Games in Stockholm, dies with it. Why did someone destroy the stadium and why is Christina murdered? The police desperately seek for clues that will lead them to the perpetrator but without any luck. As the Olympic Games draws near the situation becomes more desperate. Annika Bengtzon, a reporter for Kvällsposten, se a connection that no one else sees and without understanding it she starts a carousel that in the end will threaten her own life. Written by Magnus Asplund

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

24 October 2001 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Several TV and radio news reporters appear as themselves in real news programs presenting fictional news. See more »

Connections

Followed by Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012) See more »

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Thriller not being a thriller
6 November 2001 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

Colin Nutley is known for regarding Swedes in an English way, although he makes us recognize ourselves very well. He has always been fair to us. In "Sprängaren" he is telling a story about life on a Swedish evening paper. The plot, which begins with the bombing of the new imaginary Stockholm Olympic Stadium, isn't really interesting however. The values in this movie are to be find in the relations between the reporters.

Helena Bergström is here making her best part for quite long. According to Swedish journalists, this is how life is at an editorial staff of this kind. The problem is the thriller element. Mr. Nutley makes the final solution a little too easy and one asks oneself, was it really necessary to make a thriller at all, when you are making a movie about this kind of newspaper people?


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