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?
Someone is killing off Swedish military officers and making it look like the works of Soviet agents. Hamilton has to crack the case before all hell breaks loose and there is a full scale ... See full summary »
Swedish intelligence agent Carl Hamilton gets busy when it is discovered that a group of Soviet rebels intend to smuggle a nuclear weapons robot through Sweden. Carl and his colleague must risk life and limb to stop the uprising.
His name is Carl Hamilton from a Swedish noble family - trained by the CIA and a army SEAL. When a group of terrorists based in Sweden threatens to initiate their diabolic plans - the Coq Rouge Carl Hamilton is activated.
Two Swedish business men are kidnapped in Rome by the Mob, and moved to Sicily. Carl Hamilton is sent to Sicily on direct order from the Swedish Government. He is sent to negotiate for ... See full summary »
The story about 5-year-old Lisa's unconditional love for her alcoholic father. There is also a depiction of Sweden in the 70's and working class fading ideals. The mother leaves the family ... See full summary »
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
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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