This is the follow up to the enormously successful `Easy Money'. It has the same actors and picks up where the first one left off - but the good news is you do not have to have seen part 1 in order to be able to follow this one, as everything is put into context. We meet J.W. who has been banged up for his past indiscretions and is reunited with Mrado; who despite his injuries being down to J.W. they have become friends. J.W. has spent his time in prison developing software that will earn him a bucket load of money and hopefully rehabilitate him with his former life.
We also have two stories running in parallel; that of Mahmoud, who is a small fry foot soldier, working for Mr Big - Radovan- who is a Serbian crime lord. And would be drugs trafficker Jorge, who seems to leave a trail of dead behind him wherever he goes.
Although they are all working on their own scams, fate has a hand that will conspire to ensure all their paths cross and the result will not be a happy one. This is a tale of drugs, prostitution, crime lords, violence and money laundering. The violence is gritty and often, but it all felt totally in place given the context of the film.
It is a full on adrenalin rush too with edge of seat action and jaw droppingly good camera work. Joel Kinnaman as J.W. does a superb job as does all the cast. This is in Swedish, Spanish, English, Serbian, Arabic and Croation with very good subtitles and a run time of 96 minutes. Another movie adapted from a novel by Jens Lapidus and another great film to add to the impressive list of Nordic Noir - absolutely recommended.