Iskariot (2008)

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A doctor is pulled into Stockholm's underbelly after his brother gets caught up in a botched drug deal.

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23 April 2008 | matthew_78
10
| excellent
excellent movie... i like it so much... nice drama, good actors wonderful story and i hope to see again some other movie from this director. I like the photography very much i think that was perfect. i hope that this movie will be seen from other people in other countries i found this comment on the web that i totally disapprove: Family bonds are stretched to the breaking point in Swedish Miko Lazic's slick, soap opera-like thriller "Iscariot." Illustrating the film's subtitle, "Two Brothers, One Debt," Stockholm doctor Valle puts his life -- and those of his wife and daughter -- on the line to bail out his irresponsible younger brother Adam (Gustaf Skarsgard), a drug dealer and addict. Despite arty lensing and nuanced playing from Skarsgard and Michael Nvqvist as the chief villain, pix can't transcend stock situations and implausible plot twists. Slated for Swedish theaters on March 7, it's unlikely to travel.

After handsome but none-too-bright Adam is robbed of a large shipment of cocaine, crime boss Masen (Nyqvist) calls in the debt. At a loss, Adam turns to his older Sib. Improbably, respectable Valle has a shady past unknown to his attractive wife , wasted in a purely ornamental role). Feeling remorse ("If I never sold that , you'd never have started using it"), Valle decides to take matters into his own hands. Mannered cinematography, full of reflections and shots through glass, feels better suited to another genre, while stiff editing rarely supports thriller rhythms.

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