This chilling film tells the gripping story of the making of a modern Swedish serial killer - taking us to the very heart of events that terrified a nation. Horrific and intriguing in equal...
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This chilling film tells the gripping story of the making of a modern Swedish serial killer - taking us to the very heart of events that terrified a nation. Horrific and intriguing in equal measure, this is real Scandinavian noir, a dark tale of murder and lies. In a high-security psychiatric institute sits Thomas Quick, Sweden's most notorious serial killer. A misfit loner who openly confessed to a range of unspeakable crimes including rape, murder and cannibalisation, Quick's story has shocked and haunted the Swedish nation for over 20 years. However, new evidence including testimony from the man himself has taken this terrifying story in an even more disturbing direction. With full access to Quick and those around him, this real life thriller unravels the truth behind a self-confessed serial killer and uncovers a dark tale of murder and lies. The film examines the shocking revelations that were at the centre of this horrifying case; not only what happened but the major impact it ...Written by
very effective presentation with a surprise second half
Nice job....I am a retired criminal defense lawyer in SLC, Utah, and half-way through I wanted to volunteer to go to Sweden and fix Mr. Quick---are these people really descended from the Vikings? Then, the second half put the problem in perspective and I have seen how this could happen and has happened in a limited way in my own practice (false confessions). The division of the film into halves without disclosing to people who know nothing of the case of contents of the second half was very effective. Yes, the sin was the complacency caused by zeal of the psychologists ---perhaps at least one or two of the perpetrators could have been caught.
This was a very good documentary.
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