IMDb > Att döda ett barn (2003)

Att döda ett barn (2003) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
6.6/10   327 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 28% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Alexander Skarsgård (writer)
Stig Dagerman (short story)
View company contact information for Att döda ett barn on IMDbPro.
On a sunny day, a man drives his car on a road as a little boy runs across it. | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Beautiful, powerful, and tragic 8 minutes See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)

Valter Skarsgård ... The Child
Christer Fjällström ... Father
Evalena Ljung-Kjellberg ... Mother
Jonas Sjöqvist ... Man

Sofia Zouagui ... Woman

Stellan Skarsgård ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Björne Larson 
Alexander Skarsgård 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stig Dagerman  short story
Björne Larson  writer
Alexander Skarsgård  writer

Produced by
Anna Knochenhauer .... producer
Original Music by
Mario Adamson 
Cinematography by
John Christian Rosenlund 
Film Editing by
Kristin Grundström 
Production Design by
Aida Stålnacke 
Costume Design by
Aida Stålnacke 
Production Management
Martin Strömberg .... production manager
Sound Department
Mario Adamson .... sound editor
Mikael Frithiof .... voice recordist
Niclas Merits .... sound recordist
Gábor Pasztor .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Malin Carlsson .... second assistant camera
Lubbe Garell .... still photographer
Mats Högberg .... still photographer
Dag Korntorp .... gaffer
Daniel Wannberg .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Stefan Eriksson .... negative cutter
Other crew
Maria Ekelöf .... production coordinator
Martin Johansson .... production assistant
Anna Knochenhauer .... script supervisor
Sam Skarsgård .... production assistant

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"To Kill a Child" - Europe (English title)
See more »
8 min
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Narrator:The cheerful morning to an evil day.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Att döda ett barn (1953)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, powerful, and tragic 8 minutes, 25 August 2008
Author: intelearts from the big screen

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

First shown at the Malmö Festival this film went on to acquire real kudos, not only as the winner of the Odense film festival in Denmark, but was also shown at the Tribeca, Locarna, and Flanders film festivals.

It had a short release as the short to Bowling For Columbine and is based on a very famous Swedish short story by Stig Dagerman. Dagerman was a non-conventional Swede, he was a syndo-anarchist, and is considered by many critics to be one of the first of the modern novelists in Sweden.

The short story that this is based on is an extremely powerful account of a day, supposedly normal and fun, that will lead to the death of a child due to careless speeding. (Dagerman wrote it at the behest of several Swedish insurance companies to combat a rise in dangerous driving.) This short captures that beautifully. The writing in the short story paints a very ordinary happy day that builds in tension by revealing it's ending almost immediately - but the people in the story continue to be innocent, happy, unconcerned - until the ultimate tragedy strikes.

Well shot, and very well directed - this is an excellent short that really captures the spirit of the piece, and is incredibly moving in its shots of a small child and two families who are changed forever.

For a short it carries real weight and is a triumph.


Was the above review useful to you?
See more (2 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Att döda ett barn (2003)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Att döda ett barn Stand by Me Now You See Me, Now You Don't Monster's Ball Clean, Shaven
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Short section IMDb Sweden section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.