Daniel is both young and ambitious. In secret, he plans to spend a passionate weekend with his Boss's beautiful wife, Marie. However, what should have been a passionate and intimate weekend develops into something far more unpleasant.
Helena Af Sandeberg,
Moa is in her early 20s, works at a factory and lives by herself in a cottage in the forest. She is a vegan and follows her friends and demonstrations, mostly to fit in. But at home, by herself, she listens to pop music and use make-up.
A couple of brutal and mysterious murders point to Uppsala University. Johan, a last year student at the police academy, gets involved in the investigation. He enrolls a course at the University in order to, under cover, track down the killer.
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,
Kristian Keskitalo was once a talented hockey player. Now, he's a nobody. Then, after a night spent together, his buddy Alex goes missing. Kristian starts acting increasingly aggressive and... See full summary »
17 years old Lina goes to the Arvika Festival with her boyfriend Calle despite that her mother forbade her. At the festival she meets the singer Marc and they start to like each other but things are getting difficult.
Karl Johan Larsson
Lars interrupts his studies in mathematics at Uppsala University. Instead he takes a job as a teacher in an industrial community. When he discovers that one of his students is a mathematical genius, his desire for studies awakens.
Suxxess is about the initially friendly and sociable company Omduville (This is Swedish for "Ifyouwant(e)"). The company gets a new boss in the shape of Robert Mattson (played by Göran Ragnerstam). Robert turns out to be virtually emotionless and soon makes many drastic changes that he thinks will improve efficiency, including firing several loyal members of the workforce. The employees become more and more enraged, leading up to a climax, where suddenly the tables are turned. But once that happens, it turns out that being a boss is based on more than personality: it is a position that takes its man.
There are some good things about this film. The actors are, in general, skilled. The boss, played by Göran Ragnerstam, plays very well and, as the award section for this film reveals, it rendered him a "Guldbagge", the most important film award in Sweden. Lennart Jähkel (who played James) was nominated for the same award, and it was well deserved too. The main character also acted very well, although he wasn't nominated for any award.
The scenery was superb. It is interesting to note how the interior changed from the beginning of the film when it was warm lightening, soft furniture, colorful paintings, etc; compared to the end of the film when the lightening was sterile, the furniture were modernistic, metallic and hardly any colors. Related to this, the photography was also very good.
Now for some flaws. First of all the script has difficulties. The whole meaning of this film is probably to show that power corrupts, but it could also be a story of guilt, because there are several deaths in the film, each one leading to a change of events. It could also be viewed from a class-perspective: the ruling class is destined to suppress the workers. This confusion is not good for us viewers. Furthermore, all main characters are selfish in their essence. It would have been good to have one character with whom the audience could relate to.
Apart from the drawbacks, it is a nice and simple little film. Without any extravagance, it tells its story in an efficient and gripping way.
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