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Iscariot

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Family loyalties force a man to return to the life of crime he left behind in this Swedish thriller. Valle (Jacob Ericksson) is a well-respected and straight-laced doctor living in Stockholm with his wife (Helena af Sandeberg) and daughter. But Valle's life was not always as safe and secure as it is today -- before he got his degree, Valle supported himself by dealing hard drugs, and one of his customers was his younger brother Adam (Gustaf Skarsgard). Years later, Adam is hooked on drugs and deals cocaine to pay for his habit. Adam has bought a large supply of blow from underworld boss Masen (Michael Nvqvist), and when the drugs are stolen, Adam has no way to pay for the stash. Adam is aware that his life is on the line, and with no other options, he begs Valle for help. Valle's conscience still bothers him over introducing his brother to drugs, and he promises to do what he can for Adam, fully aware he's not just putting his own life in jeopardy, but that of his wife and child. Iskariot (aka Iscariot) received its world premiere at the 2008 Gothenburg Film Festival.

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