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The Hypnotist (2012)

Hypnotisören (original title)
A detective pairs himself with a famous psychologist on a case involving a traumatized young witness to a crime.

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

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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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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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Finnish

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El hipnotista See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The official submission of Sweden to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. 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 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

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Music by Oscar Fogelström and Niki & the Dove, lyrics by Malin Dahlstrom'
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Gifted performances, but a bit protracted plot
13 March 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Although the plot is based on a solid book, there are too many too long scenes not providing additional value to the film (especially those in the darkness) - apparently, the world-famous director Lasse Halström wanted to act in the line of Wallander-Beck-Blomkvist type of films, but the Linna- Mark tandem is less elaborated and weaker; well, Mikael Persbrandt is great as Erik Maria Bark, so is Lena Olin as Simone Bark, but they are both long-time highly recognised character actors. The plot has also several confusing and unanswered moments, the ending gives a solution (rather dramatic and peculiar), but it is strange why the film was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar - it is definitely not among the top films with Hallström's participation. Nevertheless, it is watchable to those fond of Swedish crime thrillers.


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