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...
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After a mild stroke leaving his right side paralyzed, the doctor telling him a total change of lifestyle is required to escape a massive heart attack. Being Sweden's most successful ... See full summary »
Helena Af Sandeberg,
In two new Nordic Noir thrillers, Rolf Laasgaard, one of Scandinavia's most popular actors (Wallander, False Trail), assumes a powerful new role as Police profiler Sebastian Bergman. ... See full summary »
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 »
In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were... See full summary »
Tomas von Brömssen,
Erik returns to the northernmost of Sweden after a lifetime with Stockholm police save The Hunters (1996) and False Trail (2011). Retirement doesn't become him so he helps his nephew Peter, a rookie at the local police.
Johan Marenius Nordahl
A Stockholm cop moves back home to his brother near Norway and Finland. He investigates out of control deer poaching. He confiscates riffles with no permits. Everybody, even his brother and local cops, are against him. Things escalate.
After a long sick leave and recovery police detective Peter Wendel is back on duty. He is commissioned to form a new team to reopen unresolved murder cases, however he soon finds himself ... See full summary »
Maria Sundbom Lörelius
A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the public parks of Stockholm. The police has trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of ... See full summary »
A light plane crashes outside of Mossby strand, and a detonated armour-piercing shell is found in the wreckage. Kurt Wallander is called in to investigate. A few days later, two elderly ... See full summary »
Daniel Lind Lagerlöf
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
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 »
An "old-school" Swedish thriller, with slow pace and temporary thrill
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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