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Ett brott (1940)

A murder is committed in an apartment building in Stockholm. The clues point toward the Justice of the Supreme Court and his sons.


Anders Henrikson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Barcklind ... Andreas von Degerfelt
Edvin Adolphson ... Rutger von Degerfelt
Karin Ekelund ... Maud, Rutger's Wife
Anders Henrikson ... Hans von Degerfelt
Ziri-Gun Eriksson Ziri-Gun Eriksson ... Maria Gilljams
Gösta Cederlund ... Inspector Lilja
Håkan Westergren ... Bror Risberg
Sigurd Wallén ... Hugo von Degerfelt
Dagmar Ebbesen ... Mrs. Sofia Duner
Einar Axelsson ... Dr. Bernhard Gilljams
Ulla Sorbon Ulla Sorbon ... Lisa Waldemars
Åke Claesson ... Dr. Forenius
Hilda Borgström ... Miss Alma Furuvik
Gösta Bodin Gösta Bodin ... Mr. Duner
Karin Alexandersson Karin Alexandersson ... Kristin


A murder is committed in an apartment building in Stockholm. The clues point toward the Justice of the Supreme Court and his sons.

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

22 August 1940 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Et Mord See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Terrafilm See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Considered by director Ingmar Bergman as one of the best Swedish films of all time. See more »


Featured in Fram för lilla Terra (1948) See more »

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An unusual film for its time
3 March 2004 | by t-iSee all my reviews

I was a bit surprised by the dark tone of this movie. The image of a neurotic family, drug abuse, violence and cynicism isn't common in movies from this era. The murder story itself is not the main thing in this tale, but rather the consequences of having a brutal and repressive father. Edvin Adolphson is excellent as Rutger, the pleasure-seeking son in constant revolt against his father. The same goes for Anders Henrikson as Hans, who became a painter to spite his father.

This movie has a little humour, a lot of dramatic episodes and great tragedy, especially in the end. The acting is typical for theatre-trained actors. It's good, but can be perceived as slightly exaggerated for people who are used to cinema-style acting.

Highly recommended!

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