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Johan Falk: Ur askan i elden (2015)

Johan Falk is with the wife of a dead mob boss down to Latvia to try to solve a mystery that has eluded him for three years. What Johan finds downstairs in a cottage outside Riga shocks not... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Holm

Writers:

Viking Johansson (screenplay), Anders Nilsson (storyline) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Eklund ... Johan Falk
Jens Hultén ... Seth Rydell
Meliz Karlge ... Sophie Nordh
Björn Bengtsson ... Jack
Mikael Tornving ... Patrik Agrell
Juris Zagars Juris Zagars ... Edgars
Malgorzata Pieczynska ... Ryska kvinnan
Mårten Svedberg ... Vidar Pettersson
Zeljko Santrac Zeljko Santrac ... Matte
Josefin Merkusjeva Josefin Merkusjeva ... Larissa Dudajeva
Marie Richardson ... Helén Falk
Daniel Larsson ... Björkman
Micke Spreitz ... Danne
Lauris Subatnieks Lauris Subatnieks ... Uldis Grislis
Alexander Lang Alexander Lang ... Vijay Khan (as Alexander Lange)
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Johan Falk is with the wife of a dead mob boss down to Latvia to try to solve a mystery that has eluded him for three years. What Johan finds downstairs in a cottage outside Riga shocks not only himself but also the Gothenburg police special unit GSI 's new chief Sophie Nordh and the former chief Patrik Agrell. At the same time a Latvian mafia group is picking up hidden and forgotten Soviet military containers from the water-filled pits nearby. Containers filled with weapons. And everything is heading to Sweden! At the same time most of the original members of the Rydellgang are being released from a long prison sentence.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Follows Zero Tolerance (1999) See more »

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Despair squared
29 June 2015 | by pivicSee all my reviews

This was quite the clownboat.

I've not seen any previous films from the Johan Falk franchise, but this kind of parted way from the other successful Swedish cop franchise, namely Beck.

Here, you'll find more violence. And also a fairly more complex storyline.

Having said that, that's all that differs them; the ultra-bad acting is in here, but I must say the characters themselves lack any kind of depth. The Token Female Police is just messy and angry. The Johan Falk character is not only one-dimensional beyond the pale, but extremely simplistic and non-human. The actor, Jakob Eklund, must be a better person than actor; he has to be.

It's not the actors' faults, not just; the direction is skint, torpid and fetid; those are difficult words which I just threw out there to make your reading experience more worthwhile than this film, and I know I did it!

Avoid. Still, it's fun to laugh _at_.


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Release Date:

18 June 2015 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

GSI - Spezialeinheit Göteborg: Feuersturm See more »

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