The Hypnotist

SF Film

In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma.He hopes that Erik will be able to communicate with the young boy through hypnosis, enabling the police to question him. They hope to find out who so brutally murdered his parents and younger sister, in order to track down and save his older sister before it is too late.But it has been ten years since Erik last practised hypnosis, and he has promised never to do it again. Painful memories from that time make their presence felt, contributing to his decision not to help the police.When Erik finally allows himself to be persuaded, it is as if the floodgates have been opened to a torrent of unforeseen happenings. Without warning this violent and inexplicable course of events impacts with full force on Erik’s life. His son disappears, and to have a chance of saving his life, Erik has to confront himself with the past, with the times when his research-work was laid in ruins and his marriage seemed on the verge of collapsing.

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The Hypnotist

Title The Hypnotist

Original title Hypnotisören

Director Lasse Hallström

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Mikael Persbrandt, Tobias Zilliacus, Lena Olin, Oscar Pettersson, Anna Azcarate, Jonatan Bökman, Helena af Sandeberg,Eva Melander,Gustaf Levin,Ulf Eklund

Script Paolo Vacirca

Producer Börje Hansson, Peter Possne, Bertil Ohlsson

Editor Thomas Täng

Director of photography Mattias Montero

Production company SF

Release 2012 Sep, 28

Format 1:2,35 Cinemascope

Sound Dolby Digital

Duration 120 min

In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma.He hopes that Erik will be able to communicate with the young boy through hypnosis, enabling the police to question him. They hope to find out who so brutally murdered his parents and younger sister, in order to track down and save his older sister before it is too late.But it has been ten years since Erik last practised hypnosis, and he has promised never to do it again. Painful memories from that time make their presence felt, contributing to his decision not to help the police.When Erik finally allows himself to be persuaded, it is as if the floodgates have been opened to a torrent of unforeseen happenings. Without warning this violent and inexplicable course of events impacts with full force on Erik’s life. His son disappears, and to have a chance of saving his life, Erik has to confront himself with the past, with the times when his research-work was laid in ruins and his marriage seemed on the verge of collapsing. In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma.He hopes that Erik will be able to communicate with the young boy through hypnosis, enabling the police to question him. They hope to find out who so brutally murdered his parents and younger sister, in order to track down and save his older sister before it is too late.But it has been ten years since Erik last practised hypnosis, and he has promised never to do it again. Painful memories from that time make their presence felt, contributing to his decision not to help the police.When Erik finally allows himself to be persuaded, it is as if the floodgates have been opened to a torrent of unforeseen happenings. Without warning this violent and inexplicable course of events impacts with full force on Erik’s life. His son disappears, and to have a chance of saving his life, Erik has to confront himself with the past, with the times when his research-work was laid in ruins and his marriage seemed on the verge of collapsing.

Title The Hypnotist

Original title Hypnotisören

Director Lasse Hallström

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Mikael Persbrandt, Tobias Zilliacus, Lena Olin, Oscar Pettersson, Anna Azcarate, Jonatan Bökman, Helena af Sandeberg,Eva Melander,Gustaf Levin,Ulf Eklund

Script Paolo Vacirca

Producer Börje Hansson, Peter Possne, Bertil Ohlsson

Editor Thomas Täng

Director of photography Mattias Montero

Production company SF

Release 2012 Sep, 28

Format 1:2,35 Cinemascope

Sound Dolby Digital

Duration 120 min

Genre: Thriller






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