The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist  {Hypnotisören}
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The Hypnotist
Sweden, 2012, 122 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: Detective/Mystery, Thriller
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Swedish English Sub-Titles

Based on the international bestseller by Lars Kepler, the first in a series featuring Detective Inspector Joona Linna, this dose of Nordic noir from director Lasse Halstrom (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, PSIFF 2012) marks his first Swedish production in 24 years.

In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark (Mikael Persbrandt, In a Better World, Everlasting Moments) receives a call from a hospital in Stockholm. DI Linna needs him to communicate with an unconscious youth through hypnosis, enabling the police to question him. They must learn who brutally murdered his parents and younger sister, in order to track down and save his older sister before it is too late.

It has been ten years since Erik last practiced hypnosis, and he promised never to do it again. When he finally allows himself to be persuaded, a violent and inexplicable course of events starts to impact his life and his family (Lena Olin and Oscar Petterssen).

DIRECTOR: Lasse Hallström
Producer: Peter Possne, Börje Hansson, Bertil Ohlsson
Editor: Sebastian Amundsen, Thomas Tang
Screenwriter: Paolo Vacirca
Cinematographer: Mattias Montero
Music: Oscar Fogelstrom
Principal Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin,Tobias Zilliacus, Jonatan Bokman, Oscar Petterssen
Filmography: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), Casanova (2003), Chocolat (2000), Cider House Rules (1999), What’s Easting Gilbert Grape (1993), My Life As A Dog (1985)
Print Source: Svensk Filmindustri -

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