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13 JANUARY 2012
AGENT HAMILTON: IN THE INTEREST OF THE NATION

By: FSWL team
Published:
2011-12-28
The "Swedish" version of James Bond, agent Carl Hamilton (created by author Jan Guillou in 1986), return to the big screen. In the Interest of the Nation (2012), the first of three books in production, premieres in Swedish theatres on January 13, 2012.

Carl Hamilton manages to infiltrate an international gang who has stolen advanced Swedish GPS-guided missiles. The league is suddenly exposed to a deadly attack by a professional group of mercenaries with an unknown employer. Hamilton escapes the massacre but the rockets are disappeared without a trace.

Soon, they will be of use for an attack in which a Somali peace politician is killed by terrorists. At the same time, a Swedish weapons technician is kidnapped and ends up in Somali prison. The Swedish Prime Minister engages in the case and agrees to hire a private security company for a rescue - provided that a Swedish observer accompanies, namely Carl Hamilton. Hamilton is plagued by the realization that the years as a secret agent turned him into a killing machine, and want to leave this behind. He has met a new woman and hope for a turning point in life, but, soon realizes that there is a possible way out of a situation where world peace is threatened by corrupt politicians and war profiteers. A spectacular attack is planned in Stockholm and Hamilton is the only one who can stop it. It is a dangerous mission that takes Hamilton from Somalia's barren wasteland to Beirut's streets, and the Stockholm archipelago. He must do whatever is needed - in the national interest.

Movie trailer 1:


Cast and crew:
Director: Kathrine Windfeld
Producer: Jan Marnell
Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, Saba Mubarak, Pernilla August, Jason Flemyng, David Dencik, Fanny Risberg
Director of Photography: Jonas Alarik
Screenplay: Stefan Thunberg
Editor: Sofia Lindgren
Production Designer: Gert Wibe & Maria Håård
Executive Producer: Johan Mardell
Costume Design: Maria Felldin, Charles Koroly
Make-up Artist: Jenny Fred
Composer: Jon Ekstrand & Philippe Boix-Vives
Stills Photographer: Fredrik Hjerling & Alexandra Aristarhova

Film facts:
Genre: Thriller
In Swedish cinemas: January 13, 2012
Running time: 109 minutes
PG: From 15 years
Production: Pampas Produktion AB
Based on: the best-selling novel by Jan Guillou
Filming locations: Jordan and Stockholm, the latter including Bahnhof's "James Bond villain inspired plant", Pionen.

Editor's note:
In the autumn of 2011, Pampas Produktion bought the film rights to three of Jan Guillou's Hamilton books: “I nationens intresse” (1988), “I hennes majestäts tjänst” (1994) and “Men inte om det gäller min dotter” (2008). In a co-production together with TV4, these three books are filmed. Mikael Persbrandt is hard trained by Navy Seals in the U.S. for his role as Carl Hamilton. In total, Jan Guillou wrote 13 books with the Swedish agent.

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Earlier Hamilton films and adaptions for television:
>Täcknamn Coq Rouge (1989) - Hamilton played by Stellan Skarsgård
>Förhöret (1989) - Hamilton played by Stellan Skarsgård
>Fiendens fiende (1990) - In this television series, Hamilton is played by Peter Haber
>Kvällspressen (1992) - Hamilton played by Peter Haber
>Den demokratiske terroristen (1992) - Hamilton played by Stellan Skarsgård
>Vendetta (1995) - Hamilton played by Stefan Sauk
>Tribunal (1995) - Hamilton played by Stefan Sauk
Vendetta (1996) - In this mini series, Hamilton is played by Stefan Sauk
>Commander Hamilton (1998) - Hamilton played by Peter Stormare
>Hamilton (2001) - Hamilton played by Peter Stormare

Photo above:
The Swedish film poster for "I nationens intresse (2012)". © The Walt Disney Company Nordic. All rights reserved.

Visit IMDB's information page about In the Interest of the Nation (2012):
www.imdb.com/title/tt1856014/

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