Official Swedish Trailer for Lasse Hallström's Thriller 'The Hypnotist'

July 23, 2012
Source: Twitch

The Hypnotist Trailer

Ready to be hypnotized? The first trailer for Lasse Hallström's newest Swedish thriller The Hypnotist, starring Mikael Persbrandt and Lena Olin, has debuted online thanks to Twitch. This adaptation of another Swedish crime novel called Hypnotisören is supposed to be the latest hit Scandinavian intense thriller following Dragon Tattoo and Snabba Cash. This trailer doesn't have subtitles yet, but the embed has a shoddy transcribed translation (we'll update). That said, it definitely looks interesting and twisted and weird. If you're a fan of Lasse Hallström or these dark Swedish thrillers, you need to see this trailer anyway.

Watch the first Swedish trailer for Lasse Hallström's The Hypnotist, originally from Twitch:

After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna (Tobias Zilliacus) works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the hospitalized son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving daughter before the murderer does.

The Hypnotist is directed by prominent Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallström, of films like What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Casanova, The Hoax, Dear John and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen previously. The screenplay was written by Paolo Vacirca, based on the 2011 Lars Kepler novel. The film is opening in Scandinavia later this year, but still doesn't have a US distributor or release date yet.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Haha. Not even on here we swedes can escape our endless chain of lousy crimethrillers.

Ryderup on Jul 23, 2012


Loved this book. Hopefully they do a good job with the movie.

JC on Jul 23, 2012


The book ain't that good. The ending is so "forced". Was like he didn't rly have a plan and then pushed it out. And sadly the trailer looks exactly like every other Swedish crime movie. Which we have about 5 of each year. Hope that the Swedish movie studio can go for something more than crime and bad comidies.

Panda on Jul 23, 2012

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