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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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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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A detective seeks the help of a hypnotist to help him with a traumatized child that witnessed a gruesome murder.

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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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Trivia

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 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

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Music by Oscar Fogelström and Niki & The Dove, lyrics by Malin Dahlström
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watchable, with flaws
10 February 2013 | by sstoSee all my reviews

i thought the movie was quite good while watching it. it is a nice thriller, with suspense to the very end.

somewhat strange motivations of the main villain, but then you probably cannot really connect to insane motives.

it was kind of strange that while the hypnotist's character was well developed, with character history and family environment, the other main character - the cop, was very under-developed.

apart from this and a few weak moments that every decent thriller carries in order to support the storyline, it is a pretty good production


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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,181,735
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2.35 : 1
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