Agent Hamilton with Jakob Oftebro

MAGR007MAGR007 Posts: 75MI6 Agent
Anybody saw it? Searching for the DVDs of season 1 in english, but it seams there is only the dutch and swedish version available.

ZDF is coproducer of this series, but afaik till now it's only transmitted in scandinavic coutries

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  • MAGR007MAGR007 Posts: 75MI6 Agent
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,105MI6 Agent
    Carl Gustav Hamilton or "Coq Rouge" is "the Swedish James Bond", as weird as that sounds. He's been played by Stellan Skarsgård and Peter Stormare among others in the past. The character was created by a rich communist in a series of novels. Jakob Ofterbro is Norwegian and I think he has international potential outside of Scandinavia where he's already a star. Production had to stop for months because he got his face badly burnt by a Molotov cocktail while filming a scene for the series.
  • MAGR007MAGR007 Posts: 75MI6 Agent
    Thank you, Number24.

    Somebody saw the series already?
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,105MI6 Agent
    edited September 3
    While you wait you should watch the 1998 movie "Hamilton" starring Peter Stormare, Lena Olin and Mark Hamil and directed by Harald Zwartz (The karate kid). There is also the two TV movies from 2012 starring Mikael Persbrandt, "Hamilton: I natsionens interesse" and "Hamilton: Men inte om det gäller din dotter". They may be available for streaming. Persbrandt would make a good Bond villan BTW.
  • MAGR007MAGR007 Posts: 75MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    While you wait you cpould watch the 1998 movie "Hamilton" starring Peter Stormare, Lena Olin and Mark Hamil and directed by Harald Zwartz (The karate kid). There is also the two TV movies from 2012 starring Mikael Persbrandt, "Hamilton: I natsionens interesse" and "Hamilton: Men inte om det gäller din dotter". They may be available for streaming. Persbrandt would make a good Bond villan BTW.

    Number24, i saw the two films with Mikael Persbrandt a lot of times. For me they are better than any James Bond.

    Hamilton with Peter Strmare is available on youtube. For me it's too much 80ies (like Bourne with Richard Chamberlain)

    I wonder if anybode from Belgium or Netherlands bought the Oftebro DVD and can tell me if they come in english as language too.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,105MI6 Agent
    I haven't watched Stellan Skarsgaard's two Hamilton movies, "Coq Rouge" and "The democratic terrorist" since they were new. I remember them as good, but this was back in the 80's. I haven't been able to find them on Youtube, but I still think Skarsgaard as Carl Hamilton was perfect casting.
  • MAGR007MAGR007 Posts: 75MI6 Agent
  • EggsyEggsy Posts: 22MI6 Agent
    Interesting, I just checked IMDb for info on this series of films. I’ll see if I can find the versions to watch here in the USA. Character looks interesting I like the hero to be able to do his job but not always happy about it. The conflict and disdain is what I think makes it “human” or relatable.
  • MAGR007MAGR007 Posts: 75MI6 Agent

    Anyone is watching Hamilton on ZDF?

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