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False Trail (2011)

Jägarna 2 (original title)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Lassgård ... Erik Bäckström
Peter Stormare ... Torsten
Annika Nordin Annika Nordin ... Karin Johansson
Kim Tjernström Kim Tjernström ... Peter
Lo Kauppi Lo Kauppi ... Johanna Lager
Jesper Barkselius ... Åström
Eero Milonoff ... Jari Lipponen
Johan Paulsen Johan Paulsen ... Mats
Ellenor Lindgren Ellenor Lindgren ... Elin Ledin
Olov Häggmark Olov Häggmark ... Hempo
Jonas Hedlund Jonas Hedlund ... Niklas
Yngve Dahlberg ... Erik's boss
Juho Milonoff Juho Milonoff ... Esa Lipponen
Elina Knihtilä Elina Knihtilä ... Irina Lipponen
Michael Odhag Michael Odhag ... Technician 1
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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 the town, Erik accepts, but finding an answer to the murder proves a complex task. Written by Anonymous

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Mystery | Thriller

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Sweden

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Swedish

Release Date:

17 August 2011 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Nacht der Jäger See more »

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$1,871,047
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Torsten: Are you going to call the police? But I am the police.
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Superior follow up to an already good original
28 October 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

FALSE TRAIL, a Swedish slice of crime noir, is a follow up to 1996's THE HUNTERS, and sees returning protagonist Erik Backstrom (Rolf Lassgard) back to solve more crimes in the chilly Scandinavian wilderness. Well, it took them fifteen years to make a sequel, but the wait was worth it: I find this to be a superior follow up in terms of excitement, thriller aspects, and pacing.

THE HUNTERS was a similarly-plotted story but had a different style of execution: it was darker, more of a family tragedy, and rather depressing. FALSE TRAIL is equally dark but has more of a conventional detective feel to it, a battle of wits between good and evil. Some viewers will find it the lesser piece, but I preferred it. It helps that Peter Stormare (FARGO) has a huge and complex role and is absolutely fantastic in it, the best work yet I've seen from the actor.

Inevitably, the taciturn and grumpy Backstrom is the film's guiding force, and Lassgard is a delight to watch as ever. The production values are better than ever, and Kjell Sundvall seems to have really grown as a director, crafting a well-polished and exciting thriller in which the stakes are never less than high. Unpredictable, involving, and harrowing, FALSE TRAIL is one to watch.


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