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False Trail review

Belated sequel to Swedish hit film Jagärna

A belated sequel to one of Sweden’s biggest box-office hits (1996’s Jagärna ), this glum slice of Nordic noir – renamed and repackaged in a similarly tardy attempt to cash in on The Killing – sees Stockholm copper Rolf Lassgård return to his rural home town to investigate a young girl’s brutal murder.

His arrival does not sit well with hunting enthusiast Peter Stormare, for reasons that take a long time to become apparent in a film stocked with more atmosphere than action.

“The truth always comes out, sooner or later,” sighs one character midway through.

Trust us: it’s later.

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Neil Smith

Neil Smith is a freelance film critic who has written for several publications, including Total Film. His bylines can be found at the BBC, Film 4 Independent, Uncut Magazine, SFX Magazine, Heat Magazine, Popcorn, and more.