The Interrogator Erik Backstrom (Rolf Lassgård) is forced to return to his former home village to solve a murder mystery, in which the local polices and some hunters and even Erik's family seems to be involved. Soon, the conflicts are in full action, especially between Erik and the local police Torsten (Peter Stormare). Torsten does not support Erik very much in his job and has, for some personal reasons, already arrested a suspected perpetrator. Eric takes great risks when he starts digging in the criminal material of the horrible murder case.
Solid Swedish crime thriller dominated by outstanding performances from Rolf Lassgard and Peter Stormare as a pair of chalk and cheese cops investigating the disappearance of a young woman. Plenty of attention to police procedure and the occasional expedient bending of the rules, but also an emotional undertow because of the two men's shared past.
[Has anyone seen the original Jagarna? I'd be interested in finding out more about it. In particular, how its characters and storyline relate to this belated sequel.]
Lacking the bite of The Hunters this 15-years-later sequel often feels like a muted retread, which makes a few of the same mistakes as its predecessor (most notably, underdeveloped female characters) and adds a few new ones of its own.
It's lacking the same sense of community The Hunters had and most of the plot beats are fairly telegraphed. It's heavy on the procedural elements and more of a whodunnit, although it should be pretty obvious to anyone early on. Luckily, early appearances aren't quite as they seem and it becomes more of a game of cat-and-mouse. The fact that almost every character is heavily armed raises the stakes, as well as bigger questions, but also robs it of jeopardy…
Good Swedish crime movie of a quality you may expect from the highly appreciated Scandinavian film industry.
It's not bad, go for it if you like crime scene dead body thrillers. It has absolutely no surprises but isn't poorly made.
Not really a whodunit. The killer is no surprise but the plot is gripping and the performances excellent by all.
It feels a little a more cinematic version of Wallender (Lassgard plays Wallender in fact). It's a sequel but you don't need to have seen the original to follow the plot. Widescreen is used to good effect in showing the Swedish landscape. Beautiful cinematography throughout.
Good to see Peter Stormmore in a native tounge role hes watchable, but not everything gels together here, and while hes great, not everybody is. the scenery does look great and adds a touch but overall crime plot doesnt grab
If you’re weary of Peter Stormare’s one-dimensional Hollywood villains, here’s a chance to see him in his natural environment...
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A good Scandi crime thriller...good work from Rolf Lassgard and Peter Stormare..
Another vaguely disappointing and underwhelming Nordic crime thriller.
Another fine example of why the Scandanavians do crime thrillers so well. Good mix of thrills, drama and tension.