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Hamilton: I nationens intresse (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 13 January 2012 (Sweden)
Special agent Hamilton goes undercover and joins a Russian mafia organization that smuggles swedish weapons to terrorists. Suddenly they are attacked by unknown group of heavily armed men ... See full summary »

Director:

Kathrine Windfeld

Writers:

Jan Guillou (novel), Stefan Thunberg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikael Persbrandt ... Carl Hamilton
Saba Mubarak ... Mouna Al Fathar
Pernilla August ... Sara Landhag
Jason Flemyng ... Rob Hart
Lennart Hjulström ... DG
Aleksandr Nosik ... Krutov (as Alexander Nosik)
Ray Fearon ... Benjamin Lee (as Raymond Fearon)
Peter Andersson ... Staffan Wärnman
Gustaf Hammarsten ... Martin Lagerbäck
Dan Ekborg ... Claes Olofsson
David Dencik ... Tomas Tideman
Leo Gregory ... Miller
Fanny Risberg ... Maria Solska
Liv Mjönes ... Johanna Runestam
Kevin McNally ... Harold Smith
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Storyline

Special agent Hamilton goes undercover and joins a Russian mafia organization that smuggles swedish weapons to terrorists. Suddenly they are attacked by unknown group of heavily armed men who kill everybody except Hamilton and take the weapons. But who are they? And who are they working for? Hamilton starts chasing them across the world... Written by curtherzstark

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English | Russian | Arabic

Release Date:

13 January 2012 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamilton: Dans l'intérêt de la nation See more »

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Budget:

SEK 45,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mikael Persbrandt prepared for the role of Carl Hamilton by training with the American Navy Seals in San Diego for an extensive period of time, learning techniques such as silent takedowns and weapon disarming. Mikael Persbrandt was also trained by SSG, the Swedish Elite Force, in preparation for the role. See more »

Goofs

When Hamilton's boss (Peter Andersson) shows up on the island wearing uniform his badges of rank on his shoulders are on the wrong way around. The one on his left should be worn on his right shoulder and the one on his right should be on his left. See more »

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Follows Förhöret (1989) See more »

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Bourne, Swedish style
11 October 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

HAMILTON: IN THE INTEREST OF THE NATION is a Swedish international crime thriller along the lines of the BOURNE trilogy, which it references throughout. The main character is a Swedish spy who travels around the world performing difficult jobs for the Swedish government, so a little like a Swedish Bond too, and the quality of this film is just as good as the recent Daniel Craig-made Bond flicks.

Mikael Persbrandt (THE HYPNOTIST) is a tall and imposing choice for the protagonist, very Swedish, very calm and assured...and deadly, of course. Apparently this film is based on a long-running series of spy novels and I hope to see more of the same given the quality of this movie. HAMILTON plays out as a gutsy, realistic thriller set in the world of international arms smuggling, in which massacre, terrorism, and bombings seem to be almost daily occurrences.

Films like this thrive on their action scenes and the ones that take place in HAMILTON are superior: well shot, with none of the shaky-cam work where you can't see what's going on. The cast give assured performances, especially the always-entertaining Jason Flemyng, who gives one of the best acting jobs I've seen from him. There's not a great deal of fighting in the movie, but the suspense remains high throughout, especially during the fantastic tension-filled climax. Plus look out for that incredibly gutsy plot twist early on: can you imagine a Hollywood film having the nerve to pull that off?


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