A deep pool of underworld characters and a focus on multicultural tensions in Stockholm lend crime drama some added interest in “Easy Money: Hard to Kill” – or “Snabba Cash II,” as it’s more colorfully known in Sweden. (Apparently it’s the international marketing types who are the slaves to titles from the Van Damme-Seagal school.)
This is the second part of a trilogy adapted from the work of Swedish criminal defense lawyer-turned-novelist Jens Lapidus. The first installment was the 2012 Stateside release “Easy Money,” which gave US audiences a different look at Joel Kinnaman, then making an initial impression in AMC’s “The Killing,” and now playing tin man in “RoboCop.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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