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...
Oh, boy! They actually made a good swedish action movie!
After having been almost physically persuaded to see this movie (I don´t
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!