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The Man from Beijing (2011)

Der Chinese (original title)
A cold day in January 2006. The police make a horrible discovery in the Swedish town of Hudiksvall: In one night, 18 people have been brutally murdered in the small town. The police suspect... See full summary »

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Peter Keglevic

Writers:

Fred Breinersdorfer (screenplay), Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne von Borsody Suzanne von Borsody ... Birgitta Roslin
Michael Nyqvist ... Staffan
Claudia Michelsen ... Vivi Sundberg
Amy Cheng ... Qui Hong (as Amy J. Cheng)
Jimmy Taenaka ... Ya Ru
Joachim Bißmeier Joachim Bißmeier ... Professor Lund
Roeland Wiesnekker ... Jan Andrén
Ee Ping Hin Derrick Ee Ping Hin Derrick ... Liu
August Schmölzer August Schmölzer ... Sture Hermansson
Karlheinz Hackl ... Mats Nyström
Nicole Beutler ... Swantje
Franziska Weisz ... Maja
Martin Loos Martin Loos ... Jens - Policeman
Peter Benedict Peter Benedict ... Tom Valfriedson
Katja Weitzenböck Katja Weitzenböck ... Edda
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Storyline

A cold day in January 2006. The police make a horrible discovery in the Swedish town of Hudiksvall: In one night, 18 people have been brutally murdered in the small town. The police suspect a madman is behind the bestial act. But when judge Birgitta Roslin hears the news, she instantly knows that her grandparents August and Britta Andrén are among the victims. And even more: Almost everybody killed somehow relates to her. She realizes that the police are following a wrong track and starts to investigate on her own. Her search leads Brigitta to China where she finds out about the cruel scheming of the leading elite. Written by Yellow Bird Pictures GmbH

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Country:

Germany | Sweden | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 December 2011 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The hotel she stayed in was actually The Grand Palace Hotel in Taipei,and it had just recently burned in 92 right before I went there first time in 94. In 96 and they were just starting to reconstruct it. It looked familiar. See more »

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Man from Beijing is an excellent movie about revenge!
7 December 2013 | by GendarmistSee all my reviews

I have no idea what the other reviewers were doing while this movie was on but none seem to have watched it. I have come to expect great things form the movies that Michael Nyqvist is in. This one is no exception. It deals with an event that is so believable, I'd bet it is a depiction of an actual event.

The movie is a treatment of a single historical event that many of us did not get in school - the building of the Central Pacific Railway! Since I live near Truckee and Reno, it was really fun for me. The event took place over 150 years ago and is reaching its conclusion in this movie. Of course there are subtitles - it takes place on 3 continents! The casting is excellent, the costumes are accurate (or they look like it) and the plot is so amazingly complex yet simple. You can really sink your mind into it. Not one minute of boredom for me.

They give you enough of a hint at the beginning of the movie so you are not lost. I always hate it when a movie leaves you wondering what the heck this is about and when you find out, you have to see the movie a couple more times just to figure it out. No in this one - I suspected what happened at the beginning and really enjoyed how it slowly developed - FOR 3 HOURS! Great rainy day movie - although it is snowing here.


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