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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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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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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Finnish

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El hipnotista See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,713,777
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lasse Hallström's first Swedish language film in 25 years. 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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Read the book!!!
30 July 2013 | by kristian1987See all my reviews

The film is quite enjoyable but it does not come close to the book. I think this is the main reason why the movie has such a low rating: majority of people watching this film were first readers of the book. I did not expect word for word adaptation of the book, but this film does not do justice to the story. It alters and reinvent the story. It takes a few motives from the book but that's it. I was quite disappointment. Maybe I am biased and I'm judging the film in comparison to the book. But what can I say, the screen play is just bad. What it has me baffled is, why did the two authors allow the release of the movie in state as it is? If only goal was commercial success than I am deeply disappointed.


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