The gardener decides to avenge the death of his mentally disturbed wife by killing the men he considers responsible. One of them is a pop star that takes part in great marathon race in ... See full summary »
A Policeman from Stockholm comes up to Norrland in Sweden, to join his brother, now when their parents are dead. While there he starts to work on a long-running case where Deers have been ... See full summary »
An eccentric millionaire dies at a manor in Dalarna in Sweden, leaving behind three sons and a mistress. One of four parallel stories about parents and children. Four sides of Sweden. Four shades of brown.
A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the public parks of Stockholm. The police has trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of ... See full summary »
A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmö. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was... See full summary »
A routine mission ends up in a flaming inferno when a house suddenly explodes. It looks like a spectacular suicide attempt but the technical investigation reveals unexpected evidence. Beck ... See full summary »
A woman is found murdered in a closed amusement park. A young couple who happen to be there at the same time become, without their knowledge, suspects for the murder. They are chased by a ... See full summary »
A young American girl is found dead in Gota Kanal, Swedens largest channel. Since there are hardly any clues or evidence at all it seems as if the murder cant be solved. Martin Beck and his... See full summary »
Police lieutenant Nyman is murdered in his hospital bed and Martin Beck and his colleagues have another murder to solve. They discover that Nyman was a very brutal and tough policeman who ... See full summary »
Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso show talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He becomes a painter but has to live in Paris in poverty. But one day he is ... See full summary »
In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were... See full summary »
Tomas von Brömssen,
The gardener decides to avenge the death of his mentally disturbed wife by killing the men he considers responsible. One of them is a pop star that takes part in great marathon race in Stockholm. While the killer methodically prepares and patiently waits his victim, Inspector Beck and his men must determine the exact location of the shooting on 42 kilometers of path before it's too late. Written by
Dragan Antulov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
/the following refers to all Beck-films with Gösta Ekman, 1993-1994/
Mr. Ekman is a famous Swedish theater and film actor of many years, although he is not known much outside Scandinavia. His portrayal of top detective Martin Beck is a mixture of Colombo and Morse, but Swedish backwardness makes him sometimes too dull and predictable, his workmates are more vivid persons, particularly Lennart Kollberg and Gunvald Larsson, performed by Kjell Bergqvist and Rolf Lassgård, respectively. As the script depicts the life in Sweden in the 1960ies (according to novels by famous Swedish crime authors Sjöwall and Wahlöö), then it is a rather masculine society without much immigrants and not too serious crime - in comparison with the society from 1980ies onwards.
The rate of my interest in those 6 films was almost the same, I liked Roseanna least. Usually I like films where the killer is not revealed in the beginning - with very few exception when cat-and-mouse play can be eager to watch. With the Scandinavian pace the latter is seldom the case, most offender are lonely people with long-time personal issues.
By the way, there is quite a mess with Swedish titles translated into English, various and inconsistent versions available.
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