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The Last Sentence (2012)

Dom över död man (original title)
Unrated | | Biography, Drama | 20 June 2014 (USA)
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A story based on the life of journalist Torgny Segerstedt, who alerted the Swedish public to the threat of Fascism in the 1930s.

Director:

Jan Troell

Writers:

Kenne Fant (book), Klaus Rifbjerg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesper Christensen ... Torgny Segerstedt
Pernilla August ... Maja Forssman
Ulla Skoog ... Puste Segerstedt
Björn Granath ... Axel Forssman
Kenneth Milldoff Kenneth Milldoff ... Per Albin Hansson
Lennart Hjulström ... Marcus Wallenberg
Peter Andersson ... Christian Günther
Birte Heribertson Birte Heribertson ... Estrid Ancker
Lia Boysen ... Anita Levisson
Maria Heiskanen ... Pirjo
Johanna Troell ... Ingrid Segerstedt
Åsa-Lena Hjelm Åsa-Lena Hjelm ... Ida
Marina Nyström Marina Nyström ... Hilda
Hanna Holmqvist Hanna Holmqvist ... Eva Segerstedt
Pasi Ilvesviita Pasi Ilvesviita ... Tojje Segerstedt
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Storyline

Torgny Segerstedt was one of the leading journalists in Sweden in the 20th century. He fought a one man battle against Hitler and the Nazi regime until his death in 1945 and during these tumultuous times his private life was marked by a world in chaos, as he falls in love with his friend's wife while married himself. THE LAST SENTENCE weaves together the story of a psychological love story with a portrayal of the political situation Sweden found itself in during the Second World War. A gripping, dramatic and poetic tale about a man, who could not be silenced. Written by Filmlance International

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On the man who challenged the Third Reich. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Norway

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

20 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Sentence See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,020, 22 June 2014

Gross USA:

$62,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$327,506
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Trivia

The craftsmen briefly appearing at the editorial office, Eddie Axberg and Pierre Lindstedt have both more or less leading roles in an other Jan Troell film, The Emigrants (Utvandrarna). See more »

Goofs

In the movie at a party which is supposed to take place 1938 the swedish song "Hur har du det med kärleken idag?" is played and also sung by the character Maja Forssman. This song is from 1945 and was then made popular by the famous swedish artist Ulla Billquist. See more »

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Uneven, but interesting.
11 July 2018 | by lizardjimsSee all my reviews

''The Last Sentence'' (original title in Swedish- ''Dom över död man'') is the story of Torgny Segerstedt, a Swedish journalist whose fierce anti-nazi articles became a matter of great concern within the country's political life and stirred major backlash both in Germany and Sweden. The movie begins with Adolph Hitler's rise to absolute power in Germany in mid-1930s and follows the growing aggressiveness and hate-speech of the Third Reich until the ending of the Second World War, examining the influence and effect that the threat of a possible German invasion had on the decision-making of Sweden's government. The film focuses on the much-debated neutrality of Sweden and Segerstedt's bold critique on the inactivity of Swedish politicians even when Nazis invaded the neighboring Scandinavian countries. The basic flaw of ''The Last Sentence'' is that it follows an uneven rhythm and as a result, the movie can be divided into two parts, the first being tedious, almost annoying, while the second picks up speed and leads to an emotionally touching climax. The director, Jan Troell, is one of Sweden's greatest auteurs and each one of his films is characterized by its high-quality standards as well as magnificent performances. In this one, I think that Jesper Christensen's performance deserves to be in the spotlight but the whole of the cast does a tremendous job as well. My rating would be closer to 3,5/5.


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