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Hamilton: I nationens intresse (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 13 January 2012 (Sweden)
Swedish agent Hamilton tracks 200 stolen grenades to Russians at the Uzbek/Afghan border. Some men kill both dealers and buyers and steal the grenades. Who are they and what do they want with the grenades?

Director:

Kathrine Windfeld

Writers:

Jan Guillou (novel), Stefan Thunberg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikael Persbrandt ... Carl Hamilton
Saba Mubarak ... Mouna Al Fathar
Pernilla August ... Sara Landhag
Jason Flemyng ... Rob Hart
Lennart Hjulström ... DG
Aleksandr Nosik ... Krutov (as Alexander Nosik)
Ray Fearon ... Benjamin Lee (as Raymond Fearon)
Peter Andersson ... Staffan Wärnman
Gustaf Hammarsten ... Martin Lagerbäck
Dan Ekborg ... Claes Olofsson
David Dencik ... Tomas Tideman
Leo Gregory ... Miller
Fanny Risberg ... Maria Solska
Liv Mjönes ... Johanna Runestam
Kevin McNally ... Harold Smith
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Storyline

Special agent Hamilton goes undercover and joins a Russian mafia organization that smuggles swedish weapons to terrorists. Suddenly they are attacked by unknown group of heavily armed men who kill everybody except Hamilton and take the weapons. But who are they? And who are they working for? Hamilton starts chasing them across the world... Written by curtherzstark

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English | Russian | Arabic

Release Date:

13 January 2012 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamilton: Dans l'intérêt de la nation See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK45,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,575,460
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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TV news anchor Anna Lindmarker appears as herself, presenting fictional news in "Nyheterna", one of Sweden's main news programs. See more »

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The plane from Ethiopian Airlines arriving in Sweden is an Boeing, but the plane from which Mr Bekele disembark moments later, is a McDonnell Douglas aircraft. See more »

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Bourne, Swedish style
11 October 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

HAMILTON: IN THE INTEREST OF THE NATION is a Swedish international crime thriller along the lines of the BOURNE trilogy, which it references throughout. The main character is a Swedish spy who travels around the world performing difficult jobs for the Swedish government, so a little like a Swedish Bond too, and the quality of this film is just as good as the recent Daniel Craig-made Bond flicks.

Mikael Persbrandt (THE HYPNOTIST) is a tall and imposing choice for the protagonist, very Swedish, very calm and assured...and deadly, of course. Apparently this film is based on a long-running series of spy novels and I hope to see more of the same given the quality of this movie. HAMILTON plays out as a gutsy, realistic thriller set in the world of international arms smuggling, in which massacre, terrorism, and bombings seem to be almost daily occurrences.

Films like this thrive on their action scenes and the ones that take place in HAMILTON are superior: well shot, with none of the shaky-cam work where you can't see what's going on. The cast give assured performances, especially the always-entertaining Jason Flemyng, who gives one of the best acting jobs I've seen from him. There's not a great deal of fighting in the movie, but the suspense remains high throughout, especially during the fantastic tension-filled climax. Plus look out for that incredibly gutsy plot twist early on: can you imagine a Hollywood film having the nerve to pull that off?


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