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Rebecka Martinsson
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Thomas Söderberg
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Måns
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Olof Strandgård
Suzanne Reuter ...
Kristina Strandgård
Lena B. Eriksson ...
Anna Maria Mella
Maria Sundbom ...
Sanna Strandgård
Antti Reini ...
Vesa
Henrik Gustafsson ...
Curt
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Viktor Strandgård
Göran Forsmark ...
Sven Erik Stålnacke
Annika Olsson ...
Maja
Sandra Engström ...
Sara
Saga Larsson ...
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While in a party promoted by her chief and friend Måns Wenngren, the fiscal attorney, Rebecka Martinsson, receives a call from her former sister-in-law, Sanna Strandgård, telling that her brother and preacher Viktor was murdered, stabbed and with severed hands, and she would be arrested. Rebecka heads to her hometown Kiruna and defends Sanna, but the evidences found by the police in her house prove her guilty and she is arrested. While investigating the crime, Rebecka is haunted by her past and faces the bigoted and fanatic religious dwellers that worship the local church, and is more convinced of the innocence of Sanna. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Well plotted, beautiful-looking mystery about small town outcast who returns to solve the mystery of who murdered the charismatic leader of a religious sect.
11 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

A beautiful-looking film set in an icy Scandinavian backwater, where most of the men are evil, or weak, and most of the women are good (as in a lot of contemporary Swedish drama.) The lead character (Izabela Scorupco) is a beautiful young tax lawyer, determined to protect her best friend, who's been accused of murder. Scorupco faces the usual steely-eyed religious bigots, and has to untangle familiar murky secrets, but the plot has some good twists, which are parcelled out in a well paced and-structured way. Ms Scorupco is a bit one note, but she's competent. More interesting is the local detective..she's like someone you might meet in a small town, heavily pregnant, and quietly pragmatic. The solution to most of these murder mysteries seems to be always slightly depressing - destruction seems to be the only recourse of those who try to end their own or someone else's misery. You can't make fritatas without breaking eggs, I suppose.


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