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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)

Den röda vargen (original title)
A female reporter stuggles to solve various crimes while dealing with her complicated relationship with the father of her children


Liza Marklund (novel), Björn Paqualin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Malin Crépin ... Annika Bengtzon
Björn Kjellman ... Anders Schyman
Leif Andrée ... Spiken
Kajsa Ernst ... Berit Hamrin
Erik Johansson Erik Johansson ... Patrik Nilsson
Felix Engström Felix Engström ... Q
Richard Ulfsäter ... Thomas Samuelsson
Elvira Franzén Elvira Franzén ... Ellen
Edvin Ryding Edvin Ryding ... Kalle
Hanna Alström ... Sophia Grenborg
Anna Azcárate ... Karina Björnlund
Marika Lindström ... Doris
Rolf Degerlund Rolf Degerlund ... Kommissarie Suup
Göran Forsmark ... Hans Blomgren
Per Ragnar ... Ragnwald


A female reporter stuggles to solve various crimes while dealing with her complicated relationship with the father of her children

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Gritty, believable characters - real life problems
5 August 2013 | by AlaveWallSee all my reviews

As a woman, it's especially fun to watch this program. Annika is so fearless and yet so believable a character. There's a twist to the usual family dynamic in that Annika is the more workaholic and absent parent and her poor, long-suffering (and extremely hot) husband is often stuck home with the kids, or lying languidly shirtless in bed waiting for her just as she has to go out and investigate a tip.

All of the acting is wonderful and the direction very natural. One gets completely sucked into the plot and the pathos. You see how Annika steels herself from being impacted from most of it, and yet some cases really get to her. The Kvallpresse newsroom has its amusing cast of characters, from the tubby, barking and be-jowled news chief, to the lovable and mannish old socialist Berit, to the smarmy young toady Patrik.

Some of the crimes are pretty grisly so this series is not suitable for children. I've read reviews elsewhere in which men complain about having to hear about Annika's family life (also with Irene Huss, another Swedish crime solver I love) so this may be more something women and those interested in women's lives would enjoy.

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Release Date:

1 August 2012 (Sweden) See more »

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SEK15,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital


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