Johan Falk

Johan Falk

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DVD - 2013 | Swedish
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Jakob Eklund stars as tough Gothenburg cop, Johan Falk, in three films that introduced the character to audiences around the world --Container.

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empbee
Nov 10, 2015

The last episode is the best. Tense, well acted.

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hecto
Sep 28, 2015

Took this out hoping it might be a 'Scandinavian noir' that would deliver intelligent entertainment. A bad idea: we could tolerate only one episode, and my wife walked out halfway through. Rogue cop, car chases, shoot-outs = more American than Swedish. Fans of 'The Bridge' or 'Borgen' should steer clear.

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jimg2000
May 31, 2015

(Updated on Aug 31,2015) The Third Wave (2003) hits the nerve with recent human smuggling tragedies in Europe, see quote.

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3 Stars - Zero Tolerance (1999)
Johan Falk, a Gothenburg police officer and former member of Nationella insatsstyrkan, gets involved in a shooting on Christmas Eve. He saves the life of a little girl but is then drawn into a stream of events and he ends up being the accused. In the search for the truth he sees no other way than to take the law into his own hands, and becomes hunted by his own colleagues.
4.5 Stars: Executive Protection (2001)
Sven Persson (Samuel Fröler), who owns a textile company in Estonia, hires Nikolaus Lehman (Christoph M. Ohrt) to take care of local gangsters who are attempting to pressure Persson into paying 'protection' money. To Persson's surprise and shock, Lehman takes care of the problem by killing the gangsters and demands a share of the company's profit. A threatened Persson seeks out his old friend and police officer Johan Falk (Jakob Eklund), who has been assigned a desk job as a disciplinary action by his superiors.
4 Stars: The Third Wave (2003)
Falk has not worked in the year since the events of the second film, but on a trip with his family in central Europe he is contacted by his former boss again. "An entire continent is being stolen."

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Apr 20, 2015

Swedish shoot 'em up police drama with a charismatic, if sometimes stoic protagonist (ala Dirty Harry Callaghan), fighting organized crime, and winning of course. Beware of trauma along the way. Not for the squeamish!

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Adelheid
Jan 13, 2015

Really good, the Swedish crime series are all awesome,

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jimg2000
Aug 31, 2015

From "The Third Wave" - still rings true dozen year since 2003:

I've been a poIiceman aII my Iife, working cIose to the street. HopefuIIy that's why i got the job. So I'm painfuIIy aware that the new criminaIity, which is crossing-the borders, and destroying the fabric of society throughout Europe-in three different waves. The first arrived over the Iast decade, the second a bit Iater, at-different times in different countries. And the third wave...is here now.
Contrary to popuIar beIief it's not drugs-which turn over most dirty money. Drug deaIing is risky. And resuIts in Iong prison sentences. SmuggIing peopIe, however, resuIts in short prison sentences. So a huge industry can be buiIt, empIoying many peopIe-as the risks are so Iow. RecentIy EuropoI exposed a transport-company with over a thousand Iorries ...

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