A group of four policemen is known for cruising the streets of Stockholm in their van, looking for drunks or criminals they can beat up with their batons. Lately witnesses saw them pick up ... See full summary »
A group of four policemen is known for cruising the streets of Stockholm in their van, looking for drunks or criminals they can beat up with their batons. Lately witnesses saw them pick up a drunk who later was found dead. The four policemen deny any knowledge. Police inspector Jarnebring gets the case and finds out that these four policemen have been reported for 22 cases of police brutality. Shortly after, another criminal dies in their van... Written by
The story is loosely based on the well known "Basebollligan" (baseball gang) - a bunch of brutish policemen from Norrmalm (City of Stockholm) who where known to beat up criminals. The group was split up after the death of a drug addict in the beginning of the 1980's. According to one source, they actually played marching music during their beatings. See more »
A cool criminal movie. Little action, but the suggestive music and the exquisite casting makes this a film worth seeing. Stefan Sauk makes a wonderful portrait of a cop with no emotions, just wanting to cleanse the town from mob. There are a few intense scenes, for instance when Stefan points a stolen revolver at the head of a suspect, and it accidentally goes off. At the end, the film changes from being a display of police violence towards a film about the police fabricating evidence to convict a (all too obvious criminal).
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