EXECUTIVE PROTECTION

TITLES Swedish (original title) Livvakterna Johan Falk Livvakterna Film Poster Affisch  
  Danish Livvagterne
  Finnish Henkivartijat
  German Executive Protection - Die Bombe tickt / Protection - Mit tödlicher Sicherheit (TV)
  Hungarian Protekció
  Italian Executive Protection
  Norwegian Livvaktene
     
PLOT Johan Falk has been given a desk job at the police station and is thinking about resigning, when an old friend offers him a job in a private investigation agency. Another good friend of Johanís, Sven Persson, asks for his assistance. Sven bought a business in Estonia, but local gangsters have tried to get money out of him, so Sven has hired a private eye, Nikolaus Lehmann, in order to get them off his back. However, Lehmannís solution is killing the gangsters and then threatening Sven and his family afterwards. Johan agrees to help his old friend but soon realises he is dealing with an extremely dangerous man, as Lehmann kidnaps Svenís wife Jeannette.
     
REVIEWS Aftonbladet [Swedish]
Svenska Dagbladet [Swedish]
Russin [Swedish]
Cinemaonline [Danish]
Philm [Danish]
Beyond Hollywood [English]
Draxblog [English]
IMDb User Reviews [English]
     
PRODUCTION Production Company Sonet Film AB, Anders Nilsson
  Co-Production Company Film i Väst AB, TV3 AB, TV 1000 Sverige AB, SF Bio AB
  Distributor in Sweden Sonet Film AB, Warner Bros. Entertainment Sverige AB (DVD)
  Laboratory FilmTeknik AB
  Sound Editor Ljudlabbet AB
  Re-recording Mixer Europa Post Production AB
  Marketing Sonet Film AB
  Other Company Media Insurance Brokers ApS, Active Driving 365 AB, Wasa Protection AB,The Chimney Pot AB, Pound Positions AB, Cinema Sweden AB
  Release Dates August 17th 2001 (Sweden)
     
  Director Anders Nilsson
  Screenplay Anders Nilsson, Joakim Hansson
  Producer Joakim Hansson
  Production Manager Per Janérus  
  Director of Photography P.A. Svensson
  Music Bengt Nilsson  
  Production Designer Jan Olof Ågren
  Film Editor Darek Hodor, Anders Nilsson  
  Production Mixer Niklas Skarp, Boo Engstrand
  Sound Design Anders Nilsson, Daniel Saxlid, Niklas Skarp
  Assistant Director Daniel Wagner, Mikael Kyrklund, Frida Hvenmark  
  Advisor Christer Nygren, Tommy Lindström, Lars Hansson, Geir Hogstad, Jan-Anders Jönsson, Erik Forss  
  Stunt Coordinator Seth Ericson  
  Second Unit Director Peter Lindmark  
  Script Supervisor Kerstin von Bahr  
  Special Effects Karl-Johan Fröjd, Johan Kekonius  
  Executive Producer Peter Possne  
  Production Coordinator Marcus Björkman  
  Location Manager Daniel Ahlqvist  
  Legally Responsible Peter Possne  
  Unit Manager Pille Rünk  
  Runner Lukas Jernberg  
  Casting Eric Voge, Anna Brandeby, Claudia Cremer  
  Production Accountant Agneta Hagander, Viveka Gréen  
  Unit Publicist Ylva Swedenborg  
  Post Production Supervisor Peter Bengtsson  
  First Assistant Cameraman Johan Bjerke  
  Second Assistant Cameraman Julia Esperström  
  Still Photographer Åke Ottosson  
  Second Unit DoP Dick Ying, Julia Esperström  
  Steadicam Dick Ying  
  Gaffer Ingemar Andersson, Jens Sjöwall  
  Best Boy Stefan Jonsson  
  Key Grip Robert "Q" Kustosik  
  Color Timer Sten Lindberg  
  Digital Effects Mats Holmgren  
  Digital Grading Mats Holmgren  
  Musical Arrangement Tommy Hansson  
  Orchestra Ceský Národní Symfonický Orchestr (CNSO)  
  Conductor Kurt-Erik Holmqvist, Jan Sundqvist  
  Singer Carina Håkansson, Anders Olsson, Kils stora kyrkokör  
  Musical Director Tommy Hansson, Mats Jenséus  
  Music Scoring Mixer Bengt Nilsson, Daniel Saxlid  
  Assistant Production Designer Maria Håård  
  Carpenter Frank Zandhoff, Mikael Back  
  Painter Rikard Grönvall, Sofie Kinngard  
  Property Master Marie Nyberg, Lotta Bergman  
  Propman Li Garpenfeldt  
  Costume Designer Marie Flyckt  
  Make-up / hair Jessica Cederholm, Ulrika Sjöö  
  Driver Anders Claesson  
  Construction Coordinator Tomas Torstensson  
  Assistant Costume Designer Jenny Dremé  
  Assistant Film Editor Toya Westberg  
  Boom Operator Christian Holm  
  Sound Assistant Fredrik Fornänger  
  Sound Editor Niklas Skarp, Daniel Saxlid, Ulf Olausson  
  Foley Ulf Olausson, Anders Degerberg  
  Re-recording Mixer Gábor Pasztor  
  Titles Dan Ahlquist  
  Translator Nils Besteman  
  Other Crew Frida Hvenmark, Zoula Pitsiava, Patrik Hansson, Robert Wikman, Kaisa Åkerlund, Henrik Dahnsjö, Morin Ibrahim Rydén, Jonny Andersson, Anna Karlsson, Martin Zetterlund, Patrik Kristoffersson, Herman Wistrand, Tomas "Gullabo" Jansson, Mats Haag, Dan Liljeström, Niclas Dal, Patrik Gren, Robert Ericsson, David Mide, Camilla Augustsson, Tina Ljung, Marcus Björkman, Björn Stein, Niklas Skarp, Anders Nilsson, John Thorstensson, Jilena Kronström, Tommy Saks, Kaisa Åkerlund, C.A. Billqvist, Marita Billqvist, Sara Hallén, Maria Gustafsson, Nenad Belancic, Stefan Olsson, Malin Hallgren, Morgan Karlsson, Mattias Karlsson  
  Marketing Peter Possne  
       
  Aspect Ratio 1.85:1  
  Classification Allowed from age 15  
  Length 3073 meter, 112 minutes  
       
CAST Jakob Eklund Detective Inspector Johan Falk,  
  Samuel Fröler Sven Persson  
  Lia Boysen Jeanette Nordström, Sven's Wife  
  Alexandra Rapaport Pernilla, Vice President of Security Services Ltd.  
  Christoph M. Ohrt Nikolaus Lehmann, German Security Person  
  Marie Richardson Helén Andersson  
  Krister Henriksson Mårtensson, President of Security Services Ltd.  
  Per Burell Torbjörn Ferm, ekonomichef  
  Örjan Landström Ralf  
  Rafael Edholm Carl Höglund  
  Lennart Hjulström Superintendant Ola Sellberg  
  Katarina Weidhagen Lisbeth, Thorbjörn's Wife  
  Magnus Roosmann Fredrixon, Lawyer  
  Fredrik Dolk Inspector Kroon  
  Maria Hörnelius District Chief Constable  
  Amanda Andersson Maria, Sven's and Jeanette's Daughter  
  Hanna Alsterlund Nina, Helén's Daughter  
  Erich Silva Frederick  
  Clas-Göran Turesson Gunnar  
  Dan Bratt Hulth  
  Carl Netterberg Nyman  
  Gösta Jansson Börjesson  
  Fyr Thorvald Strömberg Boström  
  Evert Lindkvist Danilsson, Policeman  
  Christer Arvidsson Nordahl  
  Felix Marjala Mikael  
  Jakov Klebanov Site Manager in Tallinn  
  Christer Ljungvall Dahlin  
  Bengt Olsson Sundström  
  Ilona Ahlstrand Nicolau's daughter  
  Desirée Hansson Nicolau's Wife  
  Linus Nandin Nicolau's Son  
  Rut Johansson Nicolau's Mother  
  Sven Pihl Jon Eliasson, Fisherman  
  Jonas Rosengren Eliasson's Grandson, Fishing  
  Arngrimur Bjarnason Peter Kolk, Estonian Gangster  
  Zoltan Bajkai Alex  
  Fredrik Weibull Dieter  
  Patrik Kristoffersen Wolfgang  
  Per Söderblom Lothar  
  Martin Zetterlund Stuntman  
  Patrik Kristoffersen Stuntman  
  Joakim Bohman Stand-in  
  Jörgen Lönnquist Stand-in  
  Lars Ahlgren Stand-in  
  Johan Ahlsell Stand-in  
  Fredrik Eriksson Extra  
  Dan-Erik Winberg Stand-in  
  Peter Wikman Stand-in  
  Jonas Fransson Stand-in  
  Johan Sjöquist Stand-in  
  Linda Beronina Stand-in  
  Nina Sexund Stand-in  
       
MUSIC   Madness  
       
SOURCES The Swedish Film Database    
  Internet Movie Database    
LINKS Movie Language