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Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser (2009)

Policeman Johan Falk returns to Gothenburg and starts service at the successful special service GSI, but the relation between the unit and the criminals introduces him to a world he never thought existed.

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Anders Nilsson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Eklund ... Johan Falk
Joel Kinnaman ... Frank Wagner
Mikael Tornving ... Patrik Agrell
Meliz Karlge ... Sophie Nordh
Reuben Sallmander ... Tommy Ridders
Jens Hultén ... Seth Rydell
Jacqueline Ramel ... Anja Månsdottir
André Sjöberg ... Dick Jörgensen
Henrik Norlén ... Lasse Karlsson
Martin Wallström ... Martin Borhulth
Lars G. Svensson Lars G. Svensson ... Lennart Jägerström
Marie Richardson ... Helén
Ruth Vega Fernandez Ruth Vega Fernandez ... Marie
Zeljko Santrac Zeljko Santrac ... Matte
Pelle Bolander Pelle Bolander ... Eric Davoda
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Policeman Johan Falk returns to Gothenburg and starts service at the successful special service GSI, but the relation between the unit and the criminals introduces him to a world he never thought existed.

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

TV4 [Sweden]

Country:

Sweden | Germany

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

26 June 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

GSI - Spezialeinheit Göteborg: Zwischen den Fronten See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The slow theme music of the series is called Pavane and is composed by French composer Gabriel Fauré. See more »

Connections

Followed by Johan Falk: Lockdown (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Pavane
Written by Gabriel Fauré
Arranged by Bengt Nilsson
The slow theme music
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Good action, good acting - and beyond Beck/Wallander films
18 March 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

In fact, for me, the film in question was the first one to familiarize myself with Johan Falk - although the first films with this character were shot a decade before. When the participation of Beck or Wallander in chases and shootings was rather limited, then Falk has well "settled" in the challenges related to modern depravities and felonies; Sweden is not a nice and calm place anymore - mostly due to the influx of immigrants and development of mobility - and more severe crimes need more severe measures to be taken. Falk and his colleagues are equal to the task, using all the help the modern technology can provide. Nevertheless, old approaches are still in place, enabling to exploit the Frank Wagner's character (giftedly performed by Joel Kinnaman), who sometimes overshadows Johan Falk himself (well, Jakob Eklund is pleasant, even as older). Anyway, all the characters spending more time on screen are elaborated and well played, and there is no contrasting of "good" and "bad" guys.

Thus, the film is virtually as good as any good British crime thriller, for example. I am eager to see all other Falk films as soon as possible.


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