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Den fjärde mannen 

The year is 1975, and the West German embassy in Stockholm is occupied by German terrorists. It's an attack not only on the embassy, but on Sweden's long-standing pride as a peaceful nation... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Rolf Lassgård ...  LMJ 3 episodes, 2014-2015
Helena Af Sandeberg ...  Eriksson 3 episodes, 2014-2015
Henrik Norlén ...  Lewin 3 episodes, 2014-2015
Shima Niavarani Shima Niavarani ...  Martinez 3 episodes, 2014-2015
Jacob Ericksson ...  Nilsson 3 episodes, 2014-2015
Lena B. Eriksson Lena B. Eriksson ...  Pia 3 episodes, 2014-2015
Zardasht Rad ...  LMJ's chaufför 3 episodes, 2014-2015
Claes Malmberg ...  Bäckström 2 episodes, 2014-2015
Per Svensson ...  Jarnebring 2 episodes, 2014-2015
Kjell Bergqvist ...  Berg 2 episodes, 2014-2015
Helena Bergström ...  Stein 2 episodes, 2015
Anders Johannisson Anders Johannisson ...  Wijnbladh 2 episodes, 2014-2015
Sten Ljunggren ...  Majoren 2 episodes, 2014-2015
Sven Ahlström Sven Ahlström ...  Ohlsson 2 episodes, 2014-2015
Johannes Brost ...  Persson 2 episodes, 2015
Sebastian Hülk ...  Lutz Taufer 2 episodes, 2015
Anton Weil ...  Karl Heinz Dellwo 2 episodes, 2015
Nikola Kastner Nikola Kastner ...  Hanna Krabbe 2 episodes, 2015


The year is 1975, and the West German embassy in Stockholm is occupied by German terrorists. It's an attack not only on the embassy, but on Sweden's long-standing pride as a peaceful nation. In the aftermath of the violent occupation, the Swedish Security Police suspects the six terrorists had help from the outside, possibly from a group of Swedish sympathizers. But no leads can be found until fourteen years later. Written by Anonymous

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The present takes place before the present of the previous mini-series Death of a Pilgrim (2013), making this a prequel. It's however the other way round with the past (the 1980s), making it a sequel too. See more »


Followed by Den döende detektiven (2018) See more »

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An "old-school" Swedish thriller, with slow pace and temporary thrill
3 November 2015 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

I am an old fan of Scandinavian, incl. Swedish crime films and series, have seen presumably all becks-wallanders-falcks, etc., with focus on a single case, sometimes with references to the past, but not necessarily...

So, Den fjärde mannen is in the solid line of the longer series mentioned above, and certainly with several distinct performances (particularly Rolf Lassgård as Lars Martin Johansson and Claes Malmberg as Evert Bäckström), but... As recent years have seen my turning over the films with "modern" approach - additional suspense, fast and sudden shifts, mind-twisting turns - then the story and course of events here seemed a bit arid and protracted, plus I started to figure out the murder-related events too soon. The events take place in three different years, but the transitions are not evenly smooth and some scenes do not provide additional value to the series.

Nevertheless, if you know what to expect and, as regards crime-solving, prefer mind-work to field-work, then you will have meaty and "safe" 3 hours in front of screen. Otherwise, I would recommend Bron/Broen, or similar.

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