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Executive Protection (2001)

Livvakterna (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 17 August 2001 (Sweden)
After causing a commotion with his last assignment, Falk has been given a desk job, which hardly agrees with his personality, and he ends up accepting an offer from an old friend to buy ... See full summary »

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Anders Nilsson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Eklund ... Johan Falk
Samuel Fröler ... Sven
Alexandra Rapaport ... Pernilla
Lia Boysen ... Jeanette
Christoph M. Ohrt ... Nikolaus
Marie Richardson ... Helén
Krister Henriksson ... Mårtensson
Per Burell Per Burell ... Torbjörn
Lennart Hjulström ... Sellberg
Örjan Landström Örjan Landström ... Ralf
Rafael Edholm ... Carl
Katarina Weidhagen ... Lisbeth
Magnus Roosmann ... Fredrixon
Amanda Andersson Amanda Andersson ... Maria
Hanna Alsterlund Hanna Alsterlund ... Nina
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Storyline

After causing a commotion with his last assignment, Falk has been given a desk job, which hardly agrees with his personality, and he ends up accepting an offer from an old friend to buy into a private investigation agency. Another friend of Falk's, Sven, purchased a business in Estonia, and when local gangsters attempted to pressure him into paying protection money, Sven retained the services of Nikolaus Lehmann, a burly private eye, to throw them off his trail. However, Lehmann does his job all too well, murdering the racketeers, and then threatening Sven and his family. With no where else to turn, Sven asks Falk to help him deal with the crazed Lehmann; Falk agrees, but soon realizes he's dealing with a more dangerous man than he imagined when Lehmann kidnaps Sven's wife Jeanette, and then releases her with a time bomb locked around her neck, demanding that Sven hand over ownership of his company to Lehmann. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

VII Pillars Entertainment

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English | German

Release Date:

17 August 2001 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Executive Protection See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$226,296
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Nikolaus Lehman: No, she's there. Do you want me to...?
Johan Falk: No!
Nikolaus Lehman: Mr. Falk, I am a man of honor. If I say something I mean it.
Nikolaus Lehman: Go! Take the contracts, save the woman, let me go. And I will never bother any of you again.
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Followed by Johan Falk: Operation Näktergal (2009) See more »

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MADNESS
(The Rasmus)
Warner Chappell/Chappell Music Scand. AB
Performed by The Rasmus
Playground Music Scand. AB
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Oh, boy! They actually made a good swedish action movie!
6 September 2001 | by Gabri LSee all my reviews

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!


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