Deadline (2001 film)

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Directed by Colin Nutley
Produced by Maritha Norstedt
Written by Liza Marklund (novel)
Colin Nutley (screenplay)
Anna Fredriksson (screenplay)
Johanna Hald (screenplay)
Starring Helena Bergström
Niklas Hjulström
Örjan Ramberg
Reine Brynolfsson
Pernilla August
Release date
24 October 2001 (2001-10-24)
Running time
128 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Deadline is a 2001 Swedish thriller. It was released in the USA as The Bomber which is a direct translation of its original Swedish title Sprängaren which is the same as the novel by Liza Marklund from which it was adapted. It stars Helena Bergström, Örjan Ramberg, Ewa Fröling and Pernilla August amongst others.[1] The film was directed by Colin Nutley, who is also married to the lead actress Helena Bergström.


Annika Bengtzon, an up-and-coming young reporter for Kvällspressens newspaper, is called to the scene of a possible terrorist attack on the new Olympic Arena, Victoria Stadium in Stockholm, where the northern part of the arena has been blown to pieces. The blast kills Christina Furhage, the Swedish Olympic ambassador, and Bengtzon soon finds out that the bombing may have been a personal attack against Furhage and not a terrorist attack. Soon more Olympic Arenas around Stockholm are attacked and there are more victims, just months away from the Summer Olympics. A bomber with a personal agenda is on the loose.


The script of the film is based on the book The Bomber (Swedish: Sprängaren) by Swedish author Liza Marklund. The script for the film was written by Anna Fredriksson, Johanna Hald and Colin Nutley.



  1. ^ "Sprängaren (2001)" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Institute. Archived from the original on 12 April 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 

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