Van Veeteren: Episode 2 - M?nster's Case (English Subtitled) 2007 NR

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(In Swedish with English Subtitles) Episode 2: Münster's Case- When the body of a wealthy wine merchant washes up on a beach with multiple stab wounds, police fear a media frenzy. But the quick arrest of the man's former partner in the face of damning evidence promises a quick resolution to the case.

Starring:
Sven Wollter, Thomas Hanzon
Runtime:
1 hour, 30 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, International, Mystery
Director Rickard Petrelius
Starring Sven Wollter, Thomas Hanzon
Supporting actors Eva Rexed, Gustaf Hammarsten, Sten Johan Hedman, Elisabeth Carlsson, Philip Zandén, Lars Göran Carlsson, Karin Knutsson, Pia Green, Pierre Tafvelin, Sven Angleflod, Tobias Aspelin, Mattias Malmgren, Ylva Lööf, Kristian Lima de Faria, Lasse Pettersson, Gent Fredriksson, Steve Aalam, Viveca Dahlén
Studio MHz Networks
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jenny Hanniver on March 13, 2013
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"Munster's Case," the second film in the fine Van Veeteren series, combines the considerable talents of Sven Wolter, Thomas Hanzon and Eva Rexed. Wolter plays a recently retired senior detective in the fictional city of Maardam, Van Veeteren, who now sells used books (although he never seems to have customers and frequently closes shop to help the police), with two 30-something detectives, Munster, a married man with two small children, and his unmarried female partner Moreno. Their first names are seldom if ever mentioned. Hanzon, who plays Munster, looks a lot like Mick Jagger in his younger years.

This was the second film in, hopefully, the first season of the terrific Van Veeteren series--made in Sweden with Swedish actors but set in a fictitious ("somewhere in snowy, rainy, northern Europe") country where the people and places have primarily Germanic names, Dutch, Scandinavian, German, vaguely English. All but Moreno, although we can assume her name might be Belgian of Spanish origin.

I won't call this film a police procedural, because detective Munster, played ably by Hanzon, regularly breaks the rules. Munster is the lead character in the film, and part of the psychological insight is into his troubled marriage. He is far from an ideal cop since he invents evidence, but in the course of this investigation (from which he is removed for overzealousness) he seems to gain some self-insight. The real psychology involves the plot--who murdered a wealthy businessman, and why--but I'll give no spoilers. You'll have to see the way it plays out. A subplot deals with powerful influences misleading police investigations, and there are other threads that weave to a logical conclusion. I think most viewers of foreign films and of police series will really like "Munster's Case"--one of the best of an outstanding series. I hope they make more of them with the same cast.
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By Love2mltez on June 14, 2014
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Very slow but excellant acting. Good enough to keep watching the series. I enjoy the older actors role of being the retired "mentor".
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By mamaislikethat on May 14, 2014
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I love these foreign cop shows. The people are different, the cultures are interesting, and it reveals that evil is evil all over the world.
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This was a great view with a climactic ending. I rented this episode because it was rated a bit higher than many of the others. I would agree and recommend.
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