Vendetta (1995 film)
|Directed by||Mikael Håfström|
|Produced by||Ingemar Leijonborg
|Written by||Thomas Borgström
Lars Bill Lundholm
|Music by||Francis Shaw|
|Edited by||Sofia Lindgren|
|Distributed by||SF International Sales|
Vendetta is a Swedish film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 10 February 1995, directed by Mikael Håfström. It stars Stefan Sauk as the Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton and as his adversary Don Tommaso, Ennio Fantastichini. A television miniseries was filmed at the same time. It aired as 6 episodes of 50-60 minutes each.
Carl Hamilton gets assigned to go to Sicily in order to free two Swedish business men who are kept captured by a local villain named Don Tommaso. The Don wants a Swedish naval robot system in exchange for his hostages. In the beginning Hamilton acts merely as a negotiator, but when he cannot accept the demands of his counterpart the situation escalates.
Hamilton stands up against Don Tommaso, while abduction and murder becomes the language of negotiation. A classical vendetta has been initiated, as narcotics from Colombia and the Italian intelligence community become involved.
- Stefan Sauk as commander kommendörkapten Carl Hamilton, naval officer and intelligence operative
- Ennio Fantastichini as Don Tommaso
- Luigi Di Fiori as Giulio, Don Tommaso's brother
- Erland Josephson as the grey eminence of Swedish intelligence, 'DG'
- Roland Hedlund as Samuel Ulfsson, Naval Commodore, and Chief of the Military Intelligence Service's operative department OP5
- Mats Långbacka as kapten Åke Stålhandske, naval officer and intelligence operative
- Per Graffman as kapten Joar Lundwall, naval officer and intelligence operative
- Antonio Di Ponziano as löjtnant Luigi Bertoni-Svensson, naval officer and intelligence operative
- Orso Maria Guerrini as Tenente Generale Giuseppe Cortini
- Oliver Tobias as Colonello Gustavo Da Piemonte
- Marika Lagercrantz as Eva-Britt Hamilton, Carl's wife
- Malin Lagerhem as Johanna-Louise Hamilton, Carl's daughter
- Paolo Maria Scalondro as Nitto Stradella, don Tommaso's bodyguard
- Stig Engström as Johan Carlemar, Technical Manager, Swedish Armament
- Claes Ljungmark as Gustav Hansson, Sales Manager, Swedish Armament
- Pasquale Anselmo as Enrico
- Leonardo De Carmine as Roberto
- Ralf Wolter and Carlo Barsotti (the voice) as Don Giovanni
- Marcello Tusco as Don Salvatore
- Renato Carpentieri as Aldo Sabatini