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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andreas Wilson ... Erik Ponti
Henrik Lundström Henrik Lundström ... Pierre Tanguy
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Otto Silverhielm
Linda Zilliacus ... Marja
Jesper Salén ... Dahlén
Filip Berg ... Johan
Fredrik af Trampe 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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Details

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:

SEK 20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

SEK 7,008,000 (Sweden), 12 September 2003

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,448, 12 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,280, 7 May 2006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

120 people turned up for audition of the role of Erik Ponti. 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

Erik Ponti: [to a rival, seated next to him] Strange. Can anyone smell shit? Shit, I smell shit.
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Connections

Referenced in Strandvaskaren (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Vita Syrener
(Moehrens/Ernst/Seith/Stahl)
Performed by Inger Berggren
With the kind permission of Wilhelm Hansen Edition AS and Universal Music AB
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Fantastic!
30 September 2003 | by themarina1See all my reviews

This is a great film. Truly outstanding. The characters are real and the story, however farfetched, rings true to life. Particularly enjoyable is the internal fight that transforms Erik from an angry youth to a man. And who could forget Andears' handsome good looks?!? Watch out Hollywood! Better prepare for the Swedish invasion! If you have the opportunity to see this film, do. It's well worth your time and money.


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