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Easy Money (Daniel Espinosa, 124 min, 2010, Sweden) - Scandinavian Crime Movies

Mon, October 21, 2013 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM • Conference Room BUR 337

Easy Money

Easy Money

Lawyer-turned-novelist Jens Lapidus' bestseller provided the source material for one of Sweden's biggest box-office successes of recent years, helping launch both director Daniel Espinosa (who's since directed Denzel Washington in Safe House) and star Joel Kinnaman (the U.S. version of The Killing) to international stardom. Needing funds to partake of the flashy, party-centric lifestyle led by his college chums, middle-class scholarship kid Johan "JW" Westlund (Kinnaman) resorts to drug running for the Serbian mob. For a while, JW maintains this double life and enjoys the benefits of ample cash and a ready drug supply, but soon his part-time job becomes a full-time problem. With highly charismatic turns by Matias Varela, Dragomir Mrsic and Fares Fares as JW's criminal associates. Director: Daniel Espinosa. 124 min. Sweden 2010.

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Sponsored by: The Department of Germanic Studies

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