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The Hunters (Jägarna) - Preview

The Hunters

Preview by Jack Foley

THE distributors of The Killing and The Bridge, Arrow Films, announce the release of The Hunters, the prequel to director Kjell Sundvall’s False Trail, on DVD for the first time in the UK, out to buy on December 10, 2012.

From director Kjell Sundvall and with the star of the original Swedish Wallander, Rolf Lassgård, The Hunters (previously released in Sweden, under its original title Jägarna) is the 1996 prequel to the newly released False Trail. It also stars Lennart Jähkel (Wallander, As It Is In Heaven) and Jarmo Mäkinen.

After working for the Stockholm police for several years, Eric (Lassgård) returns to his home village to live with his younger brother Leif and work in the local police department.

At first welcomed home with open arms, Eric soon forges a path of estrangement and destruction when he single-handedly sets about solving an on-going case concerning the slaughter of local reindeer, a problem that the town cops have been plainly ignoring.

When Eric learns that his brother is involved, events take a further turn for the worse and violence erupts in the village as the closed-community unites against Eric’s quest for truth and ultimately, justice.

False Trail, (original title Jägarna 2), the sequel to The Hunters (Jägarna), stars Rolf Lassgård (Wallander) as Erik Bäckström, Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) as Torsten, Annika Nordin as Karin and Kim Tjernstrom as Peter.

Directed by Kjell Sundvall (Jägarna), it is written by Björn Carlström and Stefan Thunberg and produced by Björn Carlström, Per Janérus and Peter Possne (The Hypnotist).

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Certificate: 18
UK DVD Release: December 10, 2012