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Echoes from the Dead (2013)

Skumtimmen (original title)
Julia has lived with the guilt of her son's disappearance for 21 years. As she returns to her childhood home on Öland, old truths and lies are stirred up. Who can she trust, and what happened to her 5-year old son?

Director:

Daniel Alfredson

Writers:

Daniel Alfredson (screenplay), Birgitta Bongenhielm (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Endre ... Julia Davidsson
Tord Peterson ... Gerlof Davidsson
Thomas W. Gabrielsson ... Lennart Henriksson
Iggy Malmborg Iggy Malmborg ... Ung Lennart Henriksson
Felix Engström Felix Engström ... Nils Kant
Martin Alfredson Jofs Martin Alfredson Jofs ... Ung Nils Kant
Johan Sundberg Johan Sundberg ... Jens Davidsson
Eva Fritjofson Eva Fritjofson ... Astrid Linder
Maria af Malmborg Linnman Maria af Malmborg Linnman ... Boel Westin
Marko Ivkovich Marko Ivkovich ... Nicholaus
Magnus Roosmann ... Landsfiskalen Henriksson
Stefan Gödicke Stefan Gödicke ... Arvid Bengtsson
Jan Tiselius Jan Tiselius ... Ernst Adolfsson
Jessica Liedberg Jessica Liedberg ... Klara Lambert
Ted Åström ... John Hagman
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Julia has lived with the guilt of her son's disappearance for 21 years. As she returns to her childhood home on Öland, old truths and lies are stirred up. Who can she trust, and what happened to her 5-year old son?

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Angela
Written by Ted Gärdestad, Kenneth Gärdestad
Performed by Ted Gärdestad (uncredited)
(P) Sweden Music/Universal Music Publishing AB
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Better than its title
19 June 2015 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Daniel Alfredson's 'Echoes from the Dead' may have a boringly generic name, but it's actually quite good, a slow-burning thoughtful story of the attempt of an old man and his daughter to finally lay to rest a tragedy from their past. It's unusual to watch a film where the youngest of the main cast are middle-aged but the actors have no problems in carrying off the story. There's something of the flavour that you can get when watching 'Wallander', of a modern Sweden where the trappings of the consumerist society are layered quite thinly on a harsher, more primitive, style of life. The only thing that doesn't quite work is the tale's conclusion, which requires some oddly out-of-character behaviour by one of the participants.


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Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

27 September 2013 (Sweden) See more »

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SEK29,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$786,766
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