Money II: Hard To Kill
promising business student to
organised cocaine smuggler. Serving
hard time in prison, a young man
becomes determined to turn his life
around and go straight. But once youve
stepped over the line, is it possible to
stay on the right side of the law?
Or will he be tempted back in the second
instalment of the Easy Money trilogy,
Easy Money II: Hard To Kill?
IMPRISONED FOR DRUG SMUGGLING, bright former business student Johan "JW"
Westlund (Joel Kinnaman: Robocop; The Killing) has already found out
that easy money doesn't come cheap. With a promising future ahead of him, he'd
risked everything. And ended up in jail.
Three years on and he's earned the right to his first unsupervised leave from
prison and he desperately wants to go straight. Pinning all his
hopes on a new piece of trading software he has developed, he has offered his
friend from college, Niklas "Nippe" Creutz (Joel Spira) fifty per cent in exchange
for his credibility in business and Nippe is to present the software to venture
capitalist Axel Bolinder (Rolf Jenner).
in prison, JW is surprised to come up against former enemy Mrado Slovovic (Dragomir
Mrsic) but, despite their past differences, the two seem to form an easy friendship.
Hard To Kill is an
it just gets better…
Meanwhile, his former associates Jorge (Matias Varela) and Mahmoud (Fares Fares)
are both looking for a way to make some easy money. Jorge, who has recently
lost his mother and who is at loggerheads with his sister Paola (Annika Ryberg
Whittemburg), wants to live in style, while Mahmoud owes ruthless Serbian gangster
Radovan (Dejan Cukic) a lot of money and Radovan is not somebody
to fall foul of.
In desperation, and with Radovan's threats ringing in his ears, Mahmoud steals
money from his sister Jamila (Vivianne Romanos) at her wedding, where his father
publicly disowns him for his criminal past.
When Nippe hijacks JW's project and cuts him out completely, all ideas of him
going straight are thrown out of the window. Devastated at being cheated by
his own friend, JW talks to Mrado, who tells him that he knows how to get some
Mrado has a plan to spring himself from prison and together with JW he embarks
on a plan to relieve Radovan of some of his ill-gotten gains from his involvement
with prostitution, protection rackets and drugs.
Radovan's accountant and money-launderer, Misha Bladman (Peter Carlberg) who
appears to be an innocent family man, is expecting a new cash consignment to
be 'cleaned'. But Mrado is not the only one who is thinking about double-crossing
the gangster as Jorge has his own plans, little realising that Mahmoud has been
given a deadly assignment to save his own skin.
JW has discovered that there is no easy way back to his old life. Rejected by
his parents and already badly affected by the disappearance of his beloved sister
Camilla seven years before, he is reluctantly back in the thick of it again.
With blood on his hands, Mrado has little to lose; but JW had everything in
the palm of his hand.
Torture, death and worse await those who cross Radovan, who doesn't care what
it takes to keep his criminal empire intact. Based on the novels by Jens Lapidus,
this is the second instalment of the Easy Money trilogy. Easy Money
II: Hard To Kill is an exciting and hotly-paced thriller, albeit with a
bit of a slow start. However, it just gets better. Expect some violence and
The Easy Money trilogy, beginning with the crucially-acclaimed Easy
Money, is a must-see for fans of Nordic cinema or action films. Easy
Money II ups the stakes from the exciting first film with more action and
more tension and boasting exceptional performances from returning cast members
Matias Varela, Dragomir Mrsic, Fares Fares, and Lisa Henni.
Easy Money II: Hard To Kill also features: Madeline Martin as Nadja;
Lisa Henni as Sophie; Ricardo Marcelino Araneda Moreno as Victor; Luis Cipuentes
as Rolando; Prvoslav Gane Dzakovic as Ratko; and Lea Stojanov as Lovisa.
Music is by Jon Ekstrand; Cinematography by Aril Wretblad, FSF; Screenplay by
Maria Karlsson; Collaborating Writers: Peter Birro, Babak Najafi and Fredrik;
Produced by Fredrik Wikström Nicastro; Directed by Babak Najafi (Sebbe).
Money II: Hard To Kill is out on DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes in the UK from
Icon Film Distribution on 7 April 2014. Catalogue Number DVD:
ICON 10242 | BD: ICON 70242 | Languages: Swedish, English Subtitles | UK RRP
DVD: £12.99 | BD: £17.99.
"Easy Money II: Hard To Kill is an exciting and hotly-paced thriller…
it just gets better!" Maggie Woods