Esarparen is a man who a long time wished death of his wife and suddenly is accused of murdering her. He protests his innocence. Does he speak the true or is he the man who could kill his ... See full summary »
Late 19th century. In the little village of Bessinge near Hörby, Skåne, have the farmer and churchwarden Ola Månsson been murdered. Three people stand trial, two men and one woman. The woman is his wife.
A salesman and his son sexually abuse the generations of women of a poor family as payment for debt. Janni must see his mother, sister, niece and wife all being exploited, and the family grow bigger with the abuser's kids.
This is like Shadow of the Vampire (2000), but for real. The film is filled with mentally irrational decisions, extremely dark scenery, and murders that would scare Hannibal Lecter himself. I was only five years old when Ernst-Hugo Järegård starred as "Veberödsmannen", and it took me an additional ten years until I first saw the film. Being fifteen, "Veberödsmannen" scared me in a way only Ernst-Hugo could have done. Not even Jack Nicholson in Shining, The (1980) is comparable in terms of eeriness and pure frightfulness. This is a work of art. A work of barbaric chiaroscuro.
The title of the movie somewhat translates to "Murders in Skåne - Veberödsmannen". Whereas "Skåne" is a county in the kingdom of Sweden, and "Veberödsmannen" is an incognito of a mentally disturbed man who went on a killing streak in the early 1900's.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this