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The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)
"Den enfaldige mördaren" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  September 1985 (USA)
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A mentally challenged man escapes from his tyrannical master and finds happiness when a poor family takes him in.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sven
Maria Johansson ...
Anna
Hans Alfredson ...
Höglund
Per Myrberg ...
Andersson
Lena-Pia Bernhardsson ...
Mrs. Andersson
Nils Ahlroth ...
Månsson
Lars Amble ...
Bengt
Carl-Åke Eriksson ...
Wallin
Cecilia Walton ...
Vera
Wallis Grahn ...
Mrs. Höglund
Else-Marie Brandt ...
Sven's mother
Gösta Ekman ...
The new driver
Carl Billquist ...
Flodin
Lena Nyman ...
Woman without legs
Björn Andrésen ...
Angel
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Storyline

In the 1930s, the feeble-minded Sven's mother dies and he is hired as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Höglund's farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an adult. One day he has had enough of Höglund's maltreatment and moves in with Anna's family. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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SEK 9,731,249 (Sweden)
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Director Hans Alfredsson has stated in interviews that Höglund is based on a real person and that the scene where he throws the poor Månssons money into the fireplace on Christmas Eve are based on a real event. See more »

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Höglund: What the hell, can't we have some fun?
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Brilliant, but not a comedy
7 July 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Swedish movies of all(which many agrees with) and Stellan Skarsgårds performance is really worth an Oscar, although i can't understand why some people call this a comedy. This is a sad drama about a gentle poor boy and an evil. Hans Alfrdsons script(based on his book) is solid and his direction great and he is also good as the evil man. This is a movie which a lot of people has seen in Sweden but almost no one outside of Sweden, which is sad because i think everyone in the world should take their time and see this wonderful movie which makes you cry and think. Watch out for Gösta Ekman as a driver.


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