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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 ... See full summary »

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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
André Sjöberg ...
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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Seventy degrees north
21 December 2008 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

Leif Lindbolm's film is a chilly Nordic thriller, filmed (with striking cinematography) in the far north of Sweden. A religious cult has taken hold of an insular town near the Arctic Circle; a former member, now a successful lawyer, returns home after the death of a priest, initially to help her sister, but she increasingly finds herself involved in the investigation. The atmosphere is tense and claustrophobic, and although (as with most thrillers) the plot is slightly contrived, a tone of realism pervades throughout. Having just seen the Swedish television adaptation of the 'Wallander' novels, I noticed its star, Krister Hendriksson, in a small role here - but whereas those stories are set in a very normal town in southern Sweden, the isolated nature of life in the far north gives 'Solstorm' a very distinctive feeling. Ultimately, it's hard to care too much about the natives, however, who keep their emotions very much to themselves (although the dead man was an interesting exception). But it's still a superior and haunting tale.


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