Yamakasi 2
Öga rött, Ett

Livvakterna (2001)
Sweden / Swedish
"Snart kommer tredje vågen "
After causing a commotion with his last assignment, Falk has been given a desk job, which hardly agrees with his personality...
Jakob Eklund Johan Falk
Samuel Fröler Sven Persson
Alexandra Rapaport Pernilla
Lia Boysen Jeanette Persson
Christoph M. Ohrt Nikolaus Lehman
Marie Richardson Helén
Krister Henriksson Mårtenson
Per Burell Torbjörn
Lennart Hjulström Sellberg
Örjan Landström Ralf
Rafael Edholm Carl
Katarina Weidhagen van Hal Lisbeth
Magnus Roosmann Fredrixon
Amanda Andersson Maria
Hanna Alsterlund Nina Andersson
Director: Anders Nilsson
Producer: Joakim Hansson
Writer: Joakim Hansson,Anders Nilsson
Oh, boy! They actually made a good swedish action movie!
After having been almost physically persuaded to see this movie (I don´t see Swedish movies anymore, they usually put my teeth on edge), I was extremely surprised by "Livvakterna". This and it´s predecessor "Noll Tolerans"(made by the same people, has the same main character) are most probably the only Swedish action thrillers to actually deserve that denomination.

An introvert, hard boiled, cop goes to the funeral of his friend´s father, and gets involved in a yarn of extortion, blackmail and murder. The action scenes are realistic, nothing fancy, the characters believable, and most of all, the cinematography is excellent. A car chase through a Swedish forest will go down in history as a modern classic, and the director made good use of cut and sound to highten the suspence. And believe me, towards the end I found myself biting my fingernails to the quick!

All in all, the best in its genre to come out of Sweden in a long time, and I hope that this movie sets a standard!

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Orginal
Imdb rating: 6.3
Musician: Bengt Nilsson
Running time: 112 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3