An eccentric millionaire dies at a manor in Dalarna in Sweden, leaving behind three sons and a mistress. One of four parallel stories about parents and children. Four sides of Sweden. Four shades of brown.
In 1790 Johan Gustav Dåådh joins the Stockholm police, in an attempt to change, or at least improve, the system from within. He is a modern thinker in an old hierarchy. Torn between alliances, he solves crimes among rich and poor.
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Zao, a retired cook living alone in an apartment. His day-to-day life consists mostly of routine; he meets with a fellow retiree, waters his plants, etc. But his predictable lifestyle is ... See full summary »
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Ana Gonzalez Bello,
John (35) is a bright Cambridge scientist, who always comes across as a pleasant fellow. When his fiancée leaves him, he withdraws from his world of academic isolation in order to try out some of his long-gestating theories on how to make the world a better place. On his journey through the English countryside, John is accompanied by his 14-year-old donor child - Ronja, whom he tries to convert to the same radical ideas that he believes in. Murder. Elimination. Cleansing. All justifiable in the mind of a modern day European Psycho. Written by
Be a critic of yourself instead of criticizing society
That's pretty much what this movie is trying to achieve in the minds of the viewer.
The story centers around a man who has been turned down by his woman, by society, by his boring job, but most himself he has let himself down and is responsible for his own troubles. Yet he doesn't want to admit this and looks for the disease in society.
As a viewer, I wasn't really drawn into the theories, because the main character is portrayed as a weak person and the theories were not very convincing because of that. As a viewer you also identify with the daughter (Ronia), but sadly her acting performance was not very good in my opinion. I didn't find her the least bit convincing and she came across as very emotionless. Yet this might have been the intention of the film makers; the product of two intelligent people who see emotion as a disease, might be an emotionless girl, no? I liked the movie and wasn't bored a single moment and it's pretty accessible for any audience I think. Sometimes it's a bit over the top (blowing up extremist Muslims), and it's not raw enough. This guy kills innocent people, and I want to see the desperation of those innocent people to really be drawn into it and feel with them.
Do I recommend it? Sure. The topic is interesting enough to see passed the imperfections.
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