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 post office staff in the beginning were the real-life staff from the real post office being robbed in the film. See more
The security guard who comes forward with a belated piece of information claims to have been on vacation to Gambia over the holidays, presumably to escape the Swedish winter, but he shows no signs of any tan. See more
[after Jarnebring has narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a lorry during the car chase, having tried to overtake a few cars but instead ending up on the other side of the road, unable to get back because of the traffic behind the lorry
I get so fed up with you, Jarnis, was it worth this? There are, like, ten cars coming after it now!
Ah well, we're alive, aren't we?
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
Features Clown of the Jungle
Santa Lucia/Ute är mörkt och kallt
Written by Teodoro Cottrau
Swedish lyrics by unknown
[Sung by the children that visit the post office] See more