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Il capitano (1991)

The film is based on a true occurrence in Sweden in 1988. A Finish couple murdered a young boy and his parents when they prevented the theft of the son's bicycle. The film tries to describe... See full summary »

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Jan Troell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Heiskanen ... Minna
Antti Reini Antti Reini ... Jari
Berto Marklund Berto Marklund ... Polisen
Antti Vierikko Antti Vierikko ... Jari 13 år
Harri Mallenius Harri Mallenius ... Lärären
Marjut Dahlström Marjut Dahlström ... Lärärinnan
Eva Stellby Eva Stellby ... Obducenten
Matti Dahlberg Matti Dahlberg ... Pappan
Christina Frambäck Christina Frambäck ... Prästen
Ingemar Böcker Ingemar Böcker
Elisabeth Douglas Elisabeth Douglas
Jenny Enquist Jenny Enquist
Lars Fransson Lars Fransson
Kalle Ropponen Kalle Ropponen
Tomas Zolantin Tomas Zolantin
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The film is based on a true occurrence in Sweden in 1988. A Finish couple murdered a young boy and his parents when they prevented the theft of the son's bicycle. The film tries to describe the relationship between the dominant Jari, who calls himself "Il Capitano", and his more mature "soldier" Minna, that develops into mutual dependence. Written by Robert Stroetgen <stroetgen@rrz.uni-hamburg.de>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Sweden | Finland | Germany

Language:

Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

15 November 1991 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Il capitano: A Swedish Requiem See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Troell can do better
22 November 2001 | by charliek-1See all my reviews

Slow and boring film about a triple murder that took place in Sweden 1988. Based on real events that is but it´s impossible to say how realistic the film is as most of the film portrays the two people alone and who does really know what happened to them. Jan Troell is a much better director than he proves to be in this film.


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