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A detective pairs himself with a famous psychologist on a case involving a traumatized young witness to a crime.

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Lasse Hallström

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Paolo Vacirca (screenplay), Paolo Vacirca (story adaption) | 3 more credits »
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A detective seeks the help of a hypnotist to help him with a traumatized child that witnessed a gruesome murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Zilliacus ... Joona Linna
Mikael Persbrandt ... Erik Maria Bark
Lena Olin ... Simone Bark
Helena Af Sandeberg ... Daniella
Oscar Pettersson Oscar Pettersson ... Benjamin
Anna Azcárate ... Lydia
Jonatan Bökman ... Josef
Jan Waldekranz ... Shulman
Eva Melander ... Magdalena
Göran Thorell Göran Thorell ... Stensund
Gustav Levin Gustav Levin ... Carlos
Tomas Magnusson Tomas Magnusson ... Petter
Ulf Eklund Ulf Eklund ... Nålen
Conny Vakare Conny Vakare ... Kut chefen
Emma Mehoniç Emma Mehoniç ... Evelyn
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Storyline

After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving daughter before the murderer does. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Finnish

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El hipnotista See more »

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2.35 : 1
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During a discussion between Magdalena and Joona, 'Moomintroll' is mentioned. Moomintroll is the central character in a series of books by 'Tove Jansson'. There have been several television programs based on the character and the books. See more »

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The movie shows a hemophiliac being administered antihemophilic factor through an intramuscular injection at night. Antihemophilic factor is mostly administered in mornings and always intravenously. See more »

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References Battlefield 3 (2011) See more »

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Music by Oscar Fogelström and Niki & the Dove, lyrics by Malin Dahlstrom'
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Hypnotize me
1 July 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The title might be a little bit off, if you think about what the movie is really about. But that shouldn't put you off it. The story is more than neat and it's more than good to see such dramas/thrillers coming out of Europe. Especially because some of them have a new take on things, which makes for an interesting watch.

If you have seen a few movies from Sweden, you might even recognize an actor or two. But that is not the point of the movie! The movie that tangles and plays around with a few characters and their story lines, does so in a good way. It never gets too complicated and it never feels like things are in there to fill the running time. Good actors and a good nice story make this a movie to watch


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