Based on the story a Swedish criminal gang, Salaligan, a group of young men active during 1930's, guilty of several murders and robberies.

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Gudrun Berg ...
Britta
Gösta Bredefeldt ...
Göte Persson
Stig Ossian Ericson ...
Gardener
Per Flygare ...
Friend of Ingvar
Sigge Fürst ...
Ingvar's Father
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Hammarström
Elisabeth Grönqvist ...
Anders' Girlfriend
Kenneth 'Kenta' Gustafsson ...
Friend of Ingvar
Peter Harryson ...
Holmberg
Maud Hyttenberg ...
Gardener
Margaretha Krook ...
Ingvar's Mother
Jan-Erik Lindqvist ...
Mayor (as Jan-Eric Lindquist)
Urban Sahlin ...
Friend of Ingvar
Torbjörn Säfwe ...
Friend of Ingvar
Tomas von Brömssen ...
Anders
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Salaligan was a group of Swedish young men, active 1930-1936, guilty of several murders and robberies. The leader was the charismatic Sigvard Nilsson-Thurneman. A wayward, confabulating hypnotist and criminal mind. Salaligans actions was shockingly brutal and clearly meaningless. They killed randomly, for petty cash, celebrating a fabricated cause. Per Berglunds film opens with a quote from the Norwegian writer Aksel Sandemose. "I do not accuse man, I accuse the system which can not educate man to do otherwise than the inadequately and the wicked." The director Per Berglund and the producer Stefan Jarl are anxious to insist that the film is not a documentary of Salaligan. Instead the film emphasis's the small towns narrow-mindedness and the psychological and social processes that enables a criminal phenomenon like Salaligan to occur in such a place. Den magiska cirkeln is a good example of a politically accurate Swedish film of the 70's. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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25 December 1970 (Sweden)  »

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Salaligan  »

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Among a good crowd of Swedish actors, three odd characters appear; the Swedish mod Kenta Gustafsson , the eccentric Swedish writer Torbjörn Säfwe and the world famous Turkish photographer Lütfi Özkök. See more »

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