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Deathly Compulsion (1999)

Dödlig drift (original title)
A present-day thriller about a man with a needle in his brain. This needle poisons his mind and tortures him with morbid thoughts and an urge to kill. When he finally commits a murder there... See full summary »

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Andreas Persson
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Göran
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Glennie
Kjell Bergqvist ...
Chris Lipinsky
Sissela Kyle ...
Nanette
Suzanne Reuter ...
Fallenius
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Hansson
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Eriksson
Inga Landgré ...
Andreas' Mother
Tom Wentzel ...
Simon
Niklas Falk ...
Janne
Lina Englund ...
Johanna
Vanna Rosenberg ...
Vivianne
Robert Jelinek ...
Spanare
Sarine Mansted ...
Sanne
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A present-day thriller about a man with a needle in his brain. This needle poisons his mind and tortures him with morbid thoughts and an urge to kill. When he finally commits a murder there is a witness, who is drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse, which will come to a climax in an abandoned fish factory. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@telia.com>

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12 March 1999 (Sweden)  »

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Compulsión mortal  »

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Qualified and interesting psychological crime story
9 March 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Deadly compulsion is a psycho killer crime movie after the novel om Bo Norgren with a quite original start, where we get to know some of the thoughts and drives of the killer and his first victim, before we are sent directly to a unpleasant dinner speech where the killer explains his troubles to the entire family. A speech which isn't the easiest to forget. Before he gives his celebrating mother jewelry taken from his first victim. Then we also follow the police i their hunt for what obviously is a sick man, and a potential psycho killer.

The sick killer, Andreas Persson, man has a needle in his brain, poisoning and torturing him with morbid fantasies and an urge to kill, as well as to videotape his ill-doings. The start of a serial killer which is bound to start off his killing spree. When he finally commits a murder, it's not perfect, and there is a witness. What later feels like a perfect witness, who is drawn into a deadly cat and mouse game.

Michael Persbrandt does a good job depicting the troubled psycho killer Andreas Persson. We are used to see him in a role as a cop or detective, but this time it's a killer he portrays.

This film is way better than it's rating, but the first half is better than the latter. The film manages to be interesting, and exciting even though we know who the killer and what his game is. Well done, and well worth a watch. One of the better Swedish crime movies I've seen.


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