15 February 2000 | Rammstein-2
Not as bad as it could be
A few more twists and this film would almost be up and running against some really bad film. But it makes it, mostly because Lars-Erik Berenett is so well at ease with his character, Roland Hassel, that he slips into the role with no apparent problems.
It's poor, pretty Regina Lund that ruins what could be made better. She is, to say the least, completely unbelievable as a robotic russian agent here to lecture on the Russian mob. I really hate faked accents, and this one is so obviously faked. But it's probably not her fault, because the character is so uninteresting that it would take VERY hard work to turn her into a human being.
Can anybody tell me what in the hell is going on in the scene where the police van crashes into the kiosk? It clearly takes place on Östermalm, but when Hassel pursues Strand through some alley, they suddenly end up in some industrial railway yard. What's that?
Well...I hope they'll keep their thinking caps on for the next Hassel film, because this can't be as good as it gets. We've seen the TV-films. They were great.