In this obvious forerunner to Torment (1944), Stig Järrel plays the mentally disturbed Latin teacher Birger Sjögren at Ringsala boarding school. A series of mysterious fires have taken ... See full summary »

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Edvin Adolphson ...
Schoolmaster Nordmark
Stig Järrel ...
Schoolmaster Sjögren
Inga Tidblad ...
Mrs. Sjögren
Hugo Björne ...
Principal
Linnéa Hillberg ...
Principal's Wife (as Linnea Hillberg)
Hasse Ekman ...
Per Sahlén, Student
Agneta Lagerfeldt ...
Anne-Marie Ström, Waitress (as Agneta Lagerfelt)
Hilda Borgström ...
Sjögren's Mother
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In this obvious forerunner to Torment (1944), Stig Järrel plays the mentally disturbed Latin teacher Birger Sjögren at Ringsala boarding school. A series of mysterious fires have taken place around the school the last few months. One of the students has seen Sjögren setting fire to a barn. But can he convince the trusted biology teacher Nordmark, expert of the criminal mind? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Not as thrilling as "Hets", but thrilling anyway
15 January 2002 | by (Malmö, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Hasse Ekman was only 27 when he made this thrilling drama, and it is a good work for a man that age. You will recognize Stig Järrels Character if you have watched "Hets" but he´s not all the same as in his later roll. The film takes part on a boarding school and its interesting just to see how things were in the 40:s. The drama starts when Stig Järrels Characters mother dies and he starts in a new school were nobody knew what secrets he bares, and I can't tell you what it is, can I. But I can tell you that the actors are very good (maybe Ekman shouldn't direct himself) and the film i really thrilling and intense. It is not as good as "Hets", not many films are but you will have to compare them. I gave "Hets" 10 points and this 8.


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