The Man from Majorca ★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Swedish anti-glam detective story at it's best.

Good: Von Brömssen and Wolter has great chemistry. The scene where they pick up an AWOL-yardbird and drive him back to prison "as a favour" both to question him on the identity of a fellow post office robber "of the record" and to push the limits of a not that inconspicious american stake out car is one of my favourites. Great opening chase sequence.

Bad: The inconclusive and non-climactic ending is typical for the first wave of Swedish noir from the late 70's early 80's. Still makes question why I bothered with the movie afterwards.