Summer 2013. A Movie to See. The Hypnotist by the Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom. Don’t miss it. It’s worth!
The Hypnotist (original title: Hypnotisören) is a Swedish crime movie directed by Lasse Hallström last year. It’s based on the Swedish novel of the same title by author Lars Kepler. The movie was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. However, it did not make the final shortlist. A shame because the movie is fantastic.
Cast Tobias Zilliacus as Joona Linna, Mikael Persbrandt as Erik Maria Bark, Lena Olin as Simone Bark, and Helena af Sandeberg as Daniella.
Plot: A young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer. Of course, he is determined to kill the whole family and nobody knows the reason. Then, Detective Inspector Joona Linna starts working with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son in order to find the one surviving daughter before the murderer does.
If you have the chance, don’t miss it. It’s worth!
**Lasse Hallström is a Swedish filmmaker. Hallström was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for My Life as a Dog and later for The Cider House Rules. Always thrilling and different.
**Tobias Zilliacus is leader of theater Viirus in Helsinki, Finland.