After causing a commotion with his last assignment, Falk has been given a desk job, which hardly agrees with his personality, and he ends up accepting an offer from an old friend to buy ... See full summary »
Johan is a two-fisted Gothenburg cop who finds himself in a shoot-out with jewel robbers. After the smoke has cleared, one robber, shot by his accomplice, and an innocent bystander, are ... See full summary »
Some men infiltrate the retired chief engineer Arthur Jönsson's home. They look through the residence for a few drawings. Some time later the same men, who turn out to be former Swedish ... See full summary »
A group of criminals would like to sell some weapons for an undercover policeman. Johan Falk's team is watching the operation meanwhile Frank Wagner is also in the game. Rydell, the gang ... See full summary »
The police unit "GSI" of Gothenburg city have been ordered to identify and arrest the people responsible for importing young women into Sweden from Eastern Europe for the purpose of ... See full summary »
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A firefight between two rival gangs breaks out in a Gothenburg city park, and when the conflict escalates the GSI group is called into it. A new gang is about to make its way in the Swedish... See full summary »
Police management gives Johan Falk and his colleagues at the group for specific action orders to deploy all means against organized crime when a female prosecutor subjected to an explosive ... See full summary »
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Johan Falk's stepdaughter's biological father seems serious about getting to know Nina, but his construction company is in debt to the Russian mafia "Karayan". When Örjan can not pay their debts they kidnap Nina.
The movie "Lockdown" is a part of the Johan Falk series that takes place under a lockdown of the police station. A snitch is compromised. Drastic and unexpected events take place. Both inside and outside the police station.
When Johan and his colleagues are watching Seth and his gang member Jack, they stumble on a larger case than they expected. Seth is selling arms to terrorists, but without Jack's knowledge,... See full summary »
In The Hague, Holland, the new chief of Europol Sellberg broadcasts a tough speech against the third wave of crimes in Europe, promising to suffocate the schemes of powerful criminals. He invites his former detective and friend Johan Falk for a meeting, with the intention to join him to his team. Meanwhile, the executive Rebecca accidentally opens one correspondence of her mate, Kane, and finds that he launders illegal money for European mobsters. When she decides to disclose her discoveries to Europol, her life is jeopardized by the associates of her boy-friend, but Rebecca is rescued by Johan, and they have to fight against the organized crime to save their lives and Johan's family.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Several entire blocks were constructed in Trollhättan to simulate locations of Munich and the Hague. See more »
When Rebecca is sitting on the ferry to Hoek van Holland, the green screen used for the window is reflected in the shiny table. See more »
We need a fucking hospital here!
Roger. And can we please use the proper procedure of language, over.
Fucking roger, out!
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"Dock INGET TACK till polisledningen i Göteborg som för tredje gången vägrat lyfta ett finger för att hjälpa oss. Tur att polishuset i Göteborg i övrigt är fyllt med samarbetsvilliga poliser..." Which translates roughly to: "But NO THANKS go to the police-management in Göteborg as they, for the third time, have been unwilling to lift a finger to help us. Lucky for us the police-houses of Göteborg are filled with cooperative officers..." See more »
Sweden has a literary tradition of very high-quality political crime and action thrillers, starring heroes like Martin Beck, Carl Hamilton - and Johan Falk. All of them have been turned into movies, and the latest trilogy with Johan Falk - Noll Tolerans, Livvakterna and Den Tredje Vågen - continues the honor roll. These are very well-produced and exciting action movies; certainly impressive by any Scandinavian standard.
They are not perfect, though. Good as they are, they are marred by formulaic elements, like extremely evil bad guys who always threaten to beat and/or kill women, which is "the easy way" for a writer to show how evil the bad guys are. As a result, the realism suffers. The third movie in particular also gets unrealistic in the dramatic finale, with Helén (Falk's girlfriend, mostly an innocent bystander) suddenly turning into an expert pickpocket and "undercover operative". The massive riots in Munich were also a bit over the top, I thought, and not really necessary for the story, except to allow the writer to avoid having Falk do all the dirty work of disposing of the bad guys.
But even so, these movies are highly entertaining and well worth watching. The movies get progressively better, building excitement as they go. The independent security force in Livvakterna was very cool, and the international action in Den Tredje Vågen, with Nicholas Farrell's well-acted character switching sides because he's all integrity, was very satisfying.
7 out of 10.
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