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Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)

Hamilton: Men inte om det gäller din dotter (original title)
Special agent Carl Hamilton is forced to play by his own rules when his goddaughter is kidnapped by terrorists, as he learns that he will get no help from the Swedish secret services.


Tobias Falk


Stefan Thunberg (screenplay), Jan Guillou (novel)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikael Persbrandt ... Carl Hamilton
Saba Mubarak ... Mouna Al Fathar (as Seba Mubarak)
Frida Hallgren ... Ewa Tanguy
Reuben Sallmander ... Pierre Tanguy
Nadja Christiansson Nadja Christiansson ... Nathalie Tanguy
Lennart Hjulström ... DG
Peter Eggers ... Patrik Wärnstrand
Steven Waddington ... Oliver McCullen
Cal MacAninch ... Harold Finley
John Light ... Jason Fox
Nigel Whitmey ... Bruce Curtis
Gustav Deinoff Gustav Deinoff ... Jacob Wolf
Driss Roukhe Driss Roukhe ... Arahan
Milind Soman ... Abdul-Rahman
Sven Ahlström Sven Ahlström ... Olof Cedervall
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Special agent Carl Hamilton is forced to play by his own rules when his goddaughter is kidnapped by terrorists, as he learns that he will get no help from the Swedish secret services.

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The second film in the trilogy based on the novels by Jan Guillou, this is an exhilarating mix of high drama, exotic locations and spectacular action. See more »


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Right before the attempted murder of the Palestinian politician you can see that one of the guards in the garage wears a key card neck strap branded with the Dice logo. Dice is a Swedish video game company where director Tobias Falk used to work. See more »


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Lesser sequel that's still worth a look
30 October 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

HAMILTON: BUT NOT IF IT CONCERNS YOUR DAUGHTER is a Swedish thriller, based on a popular novel character, and a follow-up to HAMILTON: IN THE INTEREST OF THE NATION. This is a lesser sequel in every respect, with a story that somehow manages to be more simplified and more complex at the same time; as well as that, it's not particularly suspenseful as a movie. Watching this you realise just how good the original film was.

Still, it's not all bad, and HAMILTON 2 certainly isn't a poor film by any means. The tale of international terrorism and political machinations is a well-written one, so it's just a shame than the central thriller plot is so basic. Hamilton goes around and questions suspects and then embarks on a mission to rescue his kidnapped goddaughter. That's all there is to it, and the ending in particular is oddly anti-climatic, leaving you wondering 'is that it?'

Fans will find the production values remain strong after the first movie, and the acting is also of a superior quality. I wouldn't have minded the basic storyline had it propped up some strong action scenes, but the action is very limited here and not particularly well shot by director Tobias Falk, who previously directed some BATTLE FRONT video games. However, Mikael Persbrandt is an engaging and charismatic screen presence, so it's a pity he doesn't have as much to get his teeth into as he did in the last film. Seba Mubarak also returns in support, and Frida Hallgren does good work as the crusading light. Watch out for cameoing British stars Steven Waddington, David Rintoul, and Cal MacAninch.

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