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Easy Money

Easy Money

Daniel Espinosa (2010)

119min
15 Certificate
Saturday 12:30am - 2:30am BBC Two (not Wales)
HD WIDE
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Review

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This deftly plotted morality thriller was a hit in Sweden in 2010, spawning two sequels and catapulting its lean, strong-jawed star Joel Kinnaman in the direction of Hollywood via the US remake of TV series The Killing. Here, he plays a slick - and slicked-back - Stockholm economics student who, Gatsby-style, affects the persona of a high-flying jet-setter while living in digs and driving an unlicensed cab. The bungled pick-up of an escaped Chilean drug dealer (Matias Padin Varela) opens Kinnaman's eyes to the possibilities of organised crime and he is soon fronting a plot to launder money through a failing bank, as Serbian hitman Dragomir Mrsic closes in. As coolly atmospheric as the best in Scandi-drama, Easy Money matches every thrilling gunfight and tense drug deal with an insight into the humanity of its protagonists, while the moving relationship between Mrsic and his eight-year-old daughter (Lea Stojanov) recalls the dynamic of French thriller Leon.

Summary

Three strangers are brought into contact with each other through their involvement in organised crime. A student takes desperate measures to fund posing as a member of the financial elite, a fugitive plans a drug deal to pay his debts, and a Mob enforcer has to look after his daughter. Crime thriller, starring Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela and Dragomir Mrsic. In Swedish, Serbian, English, German and Croatian.

Cast & Crew

Johan Westlund Joel Kinnaman
Jorge Matias Varela
Mrado Dragomir Mrsic
Sophie Lisa Henni
Abdulkarim Mahmut Suvakci
Fahdi Jones Danko
Lovisa Lea Stojanov
Radovan Dejan Cukic
Director Daniel Espinosa
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Other Information

Language: Swedish, Serbian, Spanish, English, German +subtitles Colour Theatrical distributor: Lionsgate UK Guidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 19 Jul 2013

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