Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has ... See full summary »
The year is 1975, and the West German embassy in Stockholm is occupied by German terrorists. It's an attack not only on the embassy, but on Sweden's long-standing pride as a peaceful nation... See full summary »
Helena Af Sandeberg,
Erik is expelled from school for fighting. He ends up at a private boarding school where the senior students control the young ones. Erik finds a friend in Pierre, his room mate. The story ... See full summary »
"Rederiet" is one of the most successful and longest running series in Swedish television ever. The story is about a shipping company which conducts passenger traffic on the Baltic between ... See full summary »
Hans V. Engström
Puck Ekstedt, doctoral student in literature, is invited by her supervisor Rutger to spend Midsummer with him and his wife at their summer house on an isolated island. When he reveals that ... See full summary »
Two twins, Daniel and Sandra, are separated when very young as their parents split up without any contact for nearly 20 years. When they meet by chance on their 20th birthday this drama ... See full summary »
The tenants in a building are constantly busy with straightening out their lives. In the midst of all a vacuum cleaner salesman appears that instead of selling his goods he start to listen ... See full summary »
Carina M. Johansson,
In two new Nordic Noir thrillers, Rolf Laasgaard, one of Scandinavia's most popular actors (Wallander, False Trail), assumes a powerful new role as Police profiler Sebastian Bergman. ... See full summary »
This TV-series is one of the best Swedish productions I have ever seen. Surprisingly enough it is in the mystery/horror genre, a genre that hasn't ever really established itself in Swedish film-making. The plot revolves around a family owning a mansion outside a fairly small village in Sweden. The son is the center of the story, a businessman who has inherited his fathers company in the medical industry. As a result of an accident, his father is bound to a wheelchair unable to speak. While everything about the family to an outside observer seems relatively normal, the story slowly unfolds one dark secret after another involving everything from malpractice to abuse and murder. The quality of the show becomes apparent already as the title theme starts to run; an eerie soundtrack accompanied by leaves dropping from a tree promises tragedy and despair. The performances of the actors are outstanding as well as the way in which the series is filmed; slow cameras, no visually disturbing effects that would give the viewer any reason whatsoever to suspect that what is going on is not real. A thing that I especially liked was the fact that everything in this series is doused in tragedy. Darkness is omnipresent, and the filmmakers never resort to hope as a method of balancing the series. This is about pure evil originating from human egoism and it seems utterly real. The characters are psychically disturbed in a manner that seems reasonable as opposed to the flesh-eating, skin-carving sociopaths featured in most horror flicks. I was genuinely scared by this show, more than I've ever been by graphic violence. I sincerely hope that this series ends up as a DVD-box, preferably with English subs for everyone to enjoy.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?