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Executive Protection (2001)
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Executive Protection (2001)
Original name: Livvakterna
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After causing a commotion with his last assignment, Falk has been given a desk job, which hardly agrees with his personality, and he ends up accepting an offer from an old friend to buy into a private investigation agency. Another friend of Falk's, Sven, purchased a business in Estonia, and when local gangsters attempted to pressure him into paying protection money, Sven retained the services of Nikolaus Lehmann, a burly private eye, to throw them off his trail. However, Lehmann does his job all too well, murdering the racketeers, and then threatening Sven and his family. With no where else to turn, Sven asks Falk to help him deal with the crazed Lehmann; Falk agrees, but soon realizes he's dealing with a more dangerous man than he imagined when Lehmann kidnaps Falk's wife Jeanette, and then releases her with a time bomb locked around her neck, demanding that Falk hand over ownership of his detective agency to Lehmann.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, organized crime, threat, investigation, rescue, police detective, race against time, woman in danger, deadly, security, lawyer, police, bodyguard, bomb, abduction, crimes, confined, crime, graphic violence, private detective, danger, urban, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe, sweden, eastern europe

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The Third Wave (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 115 min.
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Johan Falk: De 107 patrioterna (2012)
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Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Johan Falk: Vapenbröder (2009)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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