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Psalm 21 (2009)

Henrik, a much beloved priest, doesn't believe in hell. Upon receiving the news of his fathers death, he starts a journey that will take him through terrifying secrets, distorted childhood memories, and shake the foundation of his belief.

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Fredrik Hiller

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Fredrik Hiller
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Malmsjö Jonas Malmsjö ... Henrik Horneus
Oliver Åström Oliver Åström ... Henrik som barn
Robin Åström Robin Åström ... Henrik som barn
Lena B. Eriksson Lena B. Eriksson ... Mamman
Sten Elfström Sten Elfström ... Församlingsfarbrorn
Louise Edlind ... Församlingskvinnan (as Louise Edlind-Friberg)
Gunvor Pontén ... Elsie
Julia Dufvenius ... Karolina
Gabriel Krona Gabriel Krona ... Henriks son (as Gabriel Crona)
Malin Arvidsson Malin Arvidsson ... Susanne
Aksel Morisse Aksel Morisse ... Håkan
Per Ragnar ... Gabriel Horneus
Jonas Kruse ... Programledaren (voice)
Ingrid Luterkort ... Gunn
Görel Crona ... Ajna
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In Stockholm, the priest Henrik Horneus is beloved by his parish flock, and in his sermon, he frequently mentions the Psalm 21 that is the favorite of his father and also priest Gabriel that lives in Hammerdal. Henrik has relationship problems with his son, Jesper that lives with his mother and Henrik's former wife, Suzanne. Jesper is spending his birthday with Henrik. When Jesper is ready to go home with his mother, Henrik's girlfriend Karolina receives a phone call from the coroner of Hammerdal telling that his estranged father has been found drowned in the Dead Lake. Henrik decides to drive alone in the middle of the night to his father's hometown to attend the funeral and learn what has happened to him. Out of the blue, a person appears on the dark road and Henrik runs over her. Henrik pulls the car over but he does not see anybody on the road. Henrik returns to the car but it does not start, so he walks to a small farm to ask for help. He sees lights in the barn and he sees a ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It is claimed in the film that the Church of Sweden has officially denied the existence of hell. This is completely false. See more »

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Härlig är jorden
Lyrics Written by Bernhard Severin Ingemann (aka B.S. Ingemann) (Danish text 1850 - "Dejlig er Jorden') and Cecilia Bååth-Holmberg (Swedish text 1884)
Musical Arrangement by Jan Yngwe
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Not bad at all
24 March 2011 | by heartstreamSee all my reviews

Why does this movie have such low rating? It's definitely worth a lot more. First this is a horror movie. If you expect Oscar winning dialog, well you are watching the wrong type of movie. If you expect every little detail to be correct or that they don't speak the correct dialect for that part of Sweden, don't watch it. All movies have mistakes let's not forget that. Now let's look at what we have here. It's quite a basic set up for a horror movie, no real surprises there. The acting is over all good to very good. The main actor is on the verge of overacting from time to time especially in the beginning but he pulls it together. The storyline isn't hard to follow, but you have to pay attention though. For a horror movie it's actually quite good. Compared to a lot of "horror" movies out there this is actually one of the better ones in the last few years. If you like the American style "everything is explained to you so a 5 year old can understand" this might be to tough for you. If you like the Asian style "the movie is over and nothing is explained and you have to guess and try to puzzle it together for hours", this might be to easy for you. This mixes both of those and finds a nice middelground of storytelling. There's so many really awful horror movies that has gotten way better rating so I'm surprised that this doesn't have at least 6/10. Intentionally I haven't summed up the plot or written any "spoilers". Others have already done that and I really want you to give this movie a fair chance without giving anything away.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

5 November 2010 (Sweden) See more »

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Salmo 21 See more »

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Budget:

SEK800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$325,091
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