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Evil (2003)

Ondskan (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 26 September 2003 (Sweden)
A teenage boy expelled from school for fighting arrives at a boarding school where the systematic bullying of younger students is encouraged as a means to maintain discipline, and decides to fight back.

Director:

Mikael Håfström

Writers:

Jan Guillou (novel), Hans Gunnarsson | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andreas Wilson ... Erik Ponti
Henrik Lundström ... Pierre Tanguy
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Otto Silverhielm
Linda Zilliacus ... Marja
Jesper Salén ... Dahlén
Filip Berg ... Johan
Fredrik af Trampe ... von Schenken
Richard Danielsson Richard Danielsson ... Karlberg
Martin Svane Martin Svane ... Leffler
Rustan Blomqvist Rustan Blomqvist ... Bergvall
Peter Eggers ... Von Rosen
Per Westergren Per Westergren ... Lewenheusen
Henrik Linnros Henrik Linnros ... Beijer
Theodor Hoffsten Theodor Hoffsten ... Lagerros
Sannamari Patjas Sannamari Patjas ... Stina
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Storyline

Erik is expelled from school for fighting. He ends up at a private boarding school where the senior students control the young ones. Erik finds a friend in Pierre, his room mate. The story revolves around Erik who just wishes to be left alone and graduate. He doesn't listen to what the seniors have to say and they don't like it. Written by Mikael

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's time to take a stand.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

ONDSKAN a.k.a. Evil has been invited to a lot of festivals. Among many others; 2003 Vancouver, 2004 Leeds, 2004 Palm Springs, 2005 Atalanta. See more »

Goofs

It is sometime after Christmas when Erik is trying to see the Finnish girl for the last time but there are yellow and falling leaves visible behind him. See more »

Quotes

Headmaster: There is only one word for people like you, and that is "evil"
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Connections

Featured in Visionado obligado: Ondskan (Evil) (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Peggy Sue
Written by Buddy Holly (as Holly), Jerry Allison (as Allison) and Norman Petty (as Petty)
Performed by Buddy Holly
With the kind permission of Peer Music AB and Universal Music AB
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User Reviews

 
Come on! 7.7?
5 January 2005 | by chrebSee all my reviews

I just saw "Ondskan" and I have to admit: It's one of the best films I've ever seen. I own approx. 200 DVDs and this is among the 5 best, without doubt. I also gave it a ten at the vote. What I don't understand is why the majority of voters have given this movie a 7. With an average of 7.7 that almost the same as "Secondhand Lions" on 7.4 - and that sucked(at least compared to this Oscar-nominated film). Maybe the reason it's so low is because the movie is made in a foreign language, so the American or non-Scandinavian speaking people won't understand all the points. This could very well be it. I just want future viewers of this IMDb-profile to know that there are others who also disagree on the grade given. And please reply to my comment if you agree.


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish | Finnish

Release Date:

26 September 2003 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,448, 12 March 2006

Gross USA:

$15,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$528,245
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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