Easy Money II

Easy Money II

Babak Najafi (2012)

96min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This sequel may not come with the "Martin Scorsese Presents" seal of approval that helped make the 2010 original a cult hit - but it's every bit as thrilling. Joel Kinnaman once again plays social-climbing JW, and we pick up his story as he leaves prison only to discover that he's been swindled by his business partner on the outside, forcing him back into a life of crime. JW might have been duped by old money, but class actually looms less large as a theme this time around, while the rogue's gallery of supporting cast members lends an abrasive edge to a plot that could otherwise be dismissed as the same old "gangs, drugs and ethnic family values". Remarkably, new director/co-writer Babak Najafi keeps up the energy of the original and juggles interlocking cross/double-cross plotlines with skill, and the returning cinematography/editing double act of Aril Wretblad and Theis Schmidt add an up-close, fast-paced urgency to proceedings. Roll on Easy Money III.

Summary

An imprisoned drug smuggler puts plans in motion for a fresh start when he gets out, but his life is threatened when a gangster whose money he lost arrives on the cell block. While on day release, he tries to track down an old friend who ran off with the cash and make him pay it back. Crime thriller sequel based on the novels by Jens Lapidus, starring Joel Kinnaman and Matias Varela. In Swedish, Spanish, English, Serbian, Arabic and Croatian.

Cast & Crew

Johan Westlund Joel Kinnaman
Jorge Matias Varela
Mrado Dragomir Mrsic
Mahmoud Fares Fares
Nadja Madeleine Martin
Radovan Dejan Cukic
Nippe Joel Spira
Sophie Lisa Henni
Director Babak Najafi
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Other Information

Language: Swedish, Spanish, English, Serbian, Arabic, Croatian +subtitlesColourGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuseAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray
Drama