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Evil (2003)

Ondskan (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 26 September 2003 (Sweden)
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 »

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Otto Silverhielm
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Marja
Jesper Salén ...
Dahlén
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Johan
Fredrik af Trampe ...
von Schenken
Richard Danielsson ...
Karlberg
Martin Svane ...
Leffler
Rustan Blomqvist ...
Bergvall
Peter Eggers ...
Von Rosen
Per Westergren ...
Lewenheusen
Henrik Linnros ...
Beijer
Theodor Hoffsten ...
Lagerros
Sannamari Patjas ...
Stina
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Storyline

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 revolves around Erik who just wishes to be left alone and graduate. He doesn't listen to what the seniors have to say and they don't like it. Written by Mikael

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It's time to take a stand.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 2003 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Evil  »

Box Office

Budget:

SEK 20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$931,409 (Sweden) (26 September 2003)

Gross:

$15,280 (USA) (5 May 2006)
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Trivia

120 people turned up for audition of the role of Erik Ponti. See more »

Goofs

It is sometime after Christmas when Erik is trying to see the Finnish girl for the last time but there are yellow and falling leaves visible behind him. See more »

Quotes

Headmaster: There is only one word for people like you, and that is "evil"
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Connections

Referenced in Visionado obligado: El experimento (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Peggy Sue
Written by Buddy Holly (as Holly), Jerry Allison (as Allison) and Norman Petty (as Petty)
Performed by Buddy Holly
With the kind permission of Peer Music AB and Universal Music AB
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Gripping and Compelling
27 September 2003 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

Erik Ponti(Andreas Wilson) is a young trouble maker who is constantly abused by his stepfather and often ignored by his mother. After a fight in his school, Eric gets enrolled in a boarding school by his mother. At the new school, Erik only makes one good friend Pierre(Henrik Lundström) but their lives slowly start falling apart when the older boys from the school make a pact to make Erik's life a living hell. This was a very gripping and disturbing movie. I saw this at the Vancouver Film Festival and enjoyed it quite a lot. Andreas Wilson is a gorgeous and talented young man and I hope he becomes big someday. I would give Ondskan or also known as "Evil" 8/10.


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