Mikael Håfström

Jan Mikael Håfstrom, born 1 July 1960 in Lund, is a Swedish director and screenwriter. Håfstrom studied film in Stockholm and New York. After graduation, he worked as an assistant director on the Swedish channel, SVT 1 and as a screenwriter. He was awarded a Guldbaggegatan 2002 screenplay "Leva Livet". Description above from the Wikipedia article Mikael Håfström, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Derailed (2005)

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Melissa George  •  Vincent Cassel

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Melissa George  •  Vincent Cassel

Evil (2003)

Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. In fact already Erik ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Andreas Wilson  •  Henrik Lundström  •  Gustaf Skarsgård  •  Linda Zilliacus

Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. In fact already Erik ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Andreas Wilson  •  Henrik Lundström  •  Gustaf Skarsgård  •  Linda Zilliacus

Escape Plan (2013)

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Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Vinnie Jones

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Vinnie Jones

Days Like This (2001)

Vaccuum salesman Evert makes the rounds in a suburban Stockholm apartment building, getting brief glimpses of the various tenants' lives. During the course of the day, he meets an arguing married couple, a lonely older woman and a younger couple preparing an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Kjell Bergqvist  •  Carina M. Johansson  •  Lia Boysen  •  Staffan Kihlbom

Vaccuum salesman Evert makes the rounds in a suburban Stockholm apartment building, getting brief glimpses of the various tenants' lives. During the course of the day, he meets an arguing married couple, a lonely older woman and a younger couple preparing an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Kjell Bergqvist  •  Carina M. Johansson  •  Lia Boysen  •  Staffan Kihlbom

Vendetta (1995)

Two Swedish business men are kidnapped in Rome by the Mob, and moved to Sicily. Carl Hamilton is sent to Sicily on direct order from the Swedish Government. He is sent to negotiate for their release. Hamiltons partner and best friend, Lundwall, is murdered by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Stefan Sauk  •  Ennio Fantastichini  •  Per Graffman  •  Erland Josephson

Two Swedish business men are kidnapped in Rome by the Mob, and moved to Sicily. Carl Hamilton is sent to Sicily on direct order from the Swedish Government. He is sent to negotiate for their release. Hamiltons partner and best friend, Lundwall, is murdered by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Stefan Sauk  •  Ennio Fantastichini  •  Per Graffman  •  Erland Josephson

The Rite (2011)

Seminary student Michael Kovak reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Colin O'Donoghue  •  Alice Braga  •  Toby Jones

Seminary student Michael Kovak reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Colin O'Donoghue  •  Alice Braga  •  Toby Jones

Drowning Ghost (2004)

Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has become a legend for generations of students as well as a yearly festivity. Sara, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Rebecka Hemse  •  Jesper Salén  •  Jenny Ulving  •  Peter Eggers

Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has become a legend for generations of students as well as a yearly festivity. Sara, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Rebecka Hemse  •  Jesper Salén  •  Jenny Ulving  •  Peter Eggers

Shanghai (2010)

An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  John Cusack  •  David Morse  •  Ken Watanabe

An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  John Cusack  •  David Morse  •  Ken Watanabe

1408 (2007)

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A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Mary McCormack  •  Jasmine Jessica Anthony

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Mary McCormack  •  Jasmine Jessica Anthony

The Perfect Patient (2019)

A true and captivating story about the biggest legal scandal in Swedish history, the story about the reporter who questioned an entire legal system. Hannes Råstam was dedicated to proving the innocence of Thomas Quick and unmask the legal chaos which sentenced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Jonas Karlsson  •  David Dencik  •  Alba August  •  Magnus Roosmann

A true and captivating story about the biggest legal scandal in Swedish history, the story about the reporter who questioned an entire legal system. Hannes Råstam was dedicated to proving the innocence of Thomas Quick and unmask the legal chaos which sentenced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Jonas Karlsson  •  David Dencik  •  Alba August  •  Magnus Roosmann

Hassel 05 - Terrorns Finger (1989)

The kidnapping of a DA's wife, the murder of several minor criminals and the police finding a large stash of weapons is all in a day's work for criminal detective Roland Hassel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Lars-Erik Berenett  •  Björn Gedda  •  Leif Liljeroth  •  Robert Sjöblom

The kidnapping of a DA's wife, the murder of several minor criminals and the police finding a large stash of weapons is all in a day's work for criminal detective Roland Hassel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Lars-Erik Berenett  •  Björn Gedda  •  Leif Liljeroth  •  Robert Sjöblom

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DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Lars-Erik Berenett  •  Björn Gedda  •  Leif Liljeroth  •  Allan Svensson

The Making of Derailed (2006)

A documentary about the making of Derailed (2005).  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mikael Håfström  •  Clive Owen  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Stuart Beattie

A documentary about the making of Derailed (2005).  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mikael Håfström  •  Clive Owen  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Stuart Beattie

Outside the Wire (2021)

Mind blowing

In the near future, a drone pilot is sent into a deadly militarized zone and must work with an android officer to locate a doomsday device.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Anthony Mackie  •  Damson Idris  •  Emily Beecham  •  Michael Kelly

In the near future, a drone pilot is sent into a deadly militarized zone and must work with an android officer to locate a doomsday device.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Anthony Mackie  •  Damson Idris  •  Emily Beecham  •  Michael Kelly