The corpse of a young woman is found in a public park. Annika Bengtzon, a criminal reporter at the tabloid Kvällspressen, starts researching and gets more and more personally involved as ... See full summary »
As the recording of a TV show has come to an end, a popular television presenter, Michelle Carlsson, is mysteriously killed. Annika Bengtzon, a workaholic and a criminal reporter at the ... See full summary »
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
Julia has lived with the guilt of her son's disappearance for 21 years. As she returns to her childhood home on Öland, old truths and lies are stirred up. Who can she trust, and what happened to her 5-year old son?
Thomas W. Gabrielsson
The corpse of a young woman is found in a public park. Annika Bengtzon, a criminal reporter at the tabloid Kvällspressen, starts researching and gets more and more personally involved as she learns that the victim worked as a stripper at the club Studio sex and was brutally murdered. Evidence arises that the Minister of Finance was present at Studio sex on the night of the murder, and a political scandal ensues. But things are not as they appear. Written by
I find that the various adaptations of the Liza Marklund books, including this one, tend to be oversimplified to allow the film to be placed into a 90 minute time slot.
The result is that the character development is weak, and the plot often simplified over what is depicted in the book.
Of course, all film adaptations suffer from simplification for time reasons, but I find particularly with the Marklund books that this seriously detracts form the original work.
For some reason, while Studio Sex is the first Bengtzon book chronologically (not in published order) by Marklund, it is not the first in the sequence of films, and thus we find Annika already married with two children (she was not in the book), and miss totally the development of her character before she was married and thus understand more clearly why she has some mental instability and is so driven by her career.
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