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|7 SEPTEMBER 2012
HAMILTON: MEN INTE OM DET GÄLLER DIN DOTTER
|"The Swedish James Bond", agent Carl Hamilton (created by author Jan Guillou in 1986), returns to the big screen for the second time this year. Men inte om det gäller din dotter (2012), the second of three books in production, opens in Swedish cinemas on September 7, 2012. (One day after FSWL's 8th anniversary.)
Carl Hamilton once had a family. But it was completely wiped out in an act of revenge, and now the abduction of his 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie brings back intensely painful memories. When Nathalie's veiled picture shows up on Internet, it becomes clear that the kidnapping is directed at her mother, Ewa Tanguy, head of the Swedish Security Police. Someone intends to convert her daughter to fundamentalist Islam. As the Swedish authorities remain passive, Hamilton is forced to take action. With the aid of his close friend Mouna, he manages to track down the kidnappers. Nathalie has been abducted by an immensely wealthy Saudi oil magnate, who wishes to set an example to the world, counting on his oil assets to protect him against any international intervention. However, he does not bargain on Agent Hamilton, along with a few of his brothers-in-arms, planning a deadly rescue mission against his desert fortress. Only too late does Hamilton become aware of the unexpected powers siding with the Saudi magnate.
Cast and crew:
Director: Tobias Falk
Producer: Jan Marnell
Cast: Mikael Persbrandt (Carl Hamilton), Reuben Sallmander (Pierre Tanguy), Peter Eggers (Patrik), Saba Mubarak, Frida Hallgren, Lennart Hjulström, Sven Ahlström, Steven Waddington
Director of Photography: Jan Jonaeus
Screenplay: Hans Gunnarsson, Stefan Jaworski, Stefan Thunberg
Editor: Thomas Lagerman
Executive Producer: Johan Mardell
Costume Design: Maria Felldin
Make-up Artist: Nina Spjuth
In Swedish cinemas: September 7, 2012
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Running time: N/A
PG: From 15 years
Production: Pampas Produktion AB
Based on: the best-selling novel by Jan Guillou
Filming locations: Spain and Stockholm, the latter including Bahnhof's "James Bond villain inspired plant", Pionen.
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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Previous 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
>In the Interest of the Nation (2012) - Hamilton played by Mikael Persbrandt
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