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False Trail (2011)

Jägarna 2 (original title)
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The sequel to Jagarna (1996), the film concerns Erik who is asked to return to his hometown in Sweden to solve a brutal murder. Although hesitant to go back due to unfavourable memories of ... See full summary »

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Kjell Sundvall
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Lassgård ... Erik Bäckström
Peter Stormare ... Torsten
Annika Nordin Annika Nordin ... Karin Johansson
Kim Tjernström Kim Tjernström ... Peter
Lo Kauppi Lo Kauppi ... Johanna Lager
Jesper Barkselius ... Åström
Eero Milonoff ... Jari Lipponen
Johan Paulsen Johan Paulsen ... Mats
Ellenor Lindgren Ellenor Lindgren ... Elin Ledin
Olov Häggmark Olov Häggmark ... Hempo
Jonas Hedlund Jonas Hedlund ... Niklas
Yngve Dahlberg ... Erik's boss
Juho Milonoff Juho Milonoff ... Esa Lipponen
Elina Knihtilä Elina Knihtilä ... Irina Lipponen
Michael Odhag Michael Odhag ... Technician 1
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The sequel to Jagarna (1996), the film concerns Erik who is asked to return to his hometown in Sweden to solve a brutal murder. Although hesitant to go back due to unfavourable memories of the town, Erik accepts, but finding an answer to the murder proves a complex task. Written by Anonymous

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Torsten: Are you going to call the police? But I am the police.
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The best of Swedish crime thrillers
24 August 2013 | by OJTSee all my reviews

There's been 15 years since the first "Jegerne" ("The Hunters), and it's very understandable that there was to be a follow up many years later. This is the finest of thrillers made by the Swedes. Kjell Sundvall has directed both, and that's probably why both th first and the second is almost equally good. The story is different, of course, but the feel and the tension is the same. The film never slips when it comes to make a tense feeling.

This is the most true of sequels. We meet the same people 15 years later, where a policeman's family was involved in a murder. All these years later he is ordered back, after a young girl has gone missing.

Both films is kept in the same tone. This is brilliantly done. It makes a kind of rural tension. Somewhere where bans between village people are so tight that no one dares speak up. We're in the rural North of Sweden, where hunting is an everyday event. The film depicts the nature and landscape in a beautiful way, and weaves this into the story.

We feel the tension all along, and this tension is what makes the films such a treat. The actors are great, where both Rolf Lassgård and Peter Stormare are as good here as in the first. Fine actors. The first film was never forgotten. Not even outside of Sweden. That's why many also was drawn to this continuation many years later. It could've all gone wrong, this follow up. It doesn't, due to fine script writing, great acting, good instruction as well as the Swedish nature.


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