In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were the first to the crime scene, pursue all leads and identify a suspect, an arrogant member of the elite secret police, a man assigned to guard the country's Minister of Justice. Just as the beat cops think they've tightened the noose around the suspect, loose ends appear, witnesses lose their certainty, alibis crop up, and even the cops doubt what they've seen. Who's protecting the suspect and why?
Did You Know?
The film is loosely based on the discovery of the real-life Swedish Minister of Justice's liaisons with prostitutes in the 1970s. It was a major scandal where the truth was believed to be largely covered up, and Leif G.W. Persson
, who at the time was the source within the national police authority who blew the whistle to a newspaper, was discharged and found comfort in writing the book that the film is based on. See more
When the Minister of Justice is watching TV in his home, his head ever so slightly jumps to the side when switching channels, revealing that the shot consists of two takes being spliced together. See more
That's not my headache. I'm not your boss and for that I am grateful.
So are we.
Good. Than the feeling is mutual.
There are no end credits for this film. All credits are shown at the beginning, and at the end, the film simply fades to black. See more
Followed by I lagens namn