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The captivating story of Sweden's greatest judicial scandal ever, about one man who sacrificed everything in his hunt for the truth.

Director:

Mikael Håfström

Writer:

Erlend Loe
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Credited cast:
Jonas Karlsson ... Hannes Råstam
David Dencik ... Thomas Quick
Alba August ... Jenny Küttim
Magnus Roosmann ... Christer van der Kwast
Suzanne Reuter ... Margit Norell
Linda Ulvaeus Linda Ulvaeus ... Birgitta Ståhle
Christopher Wagelin ... Seppo Penttinen
Björn Bengtsson ... Sven Åke Christianson
Johan Hedenberg ... Claes Borgström
Peter Andersson ... Jan Olsson
Anders Mossling ... Göran Källberg
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aiva Anani Aiva Anani ... Emma Råstam
Josephine Bauer Josephine Bauer ... Female Scientist
Göran Blomgren Göran Blomgren ... Musician at Church
Maria Grazia Di Meo ... Gry Storvik
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The captivating story of Sweden's greatest judicial scandal ever, about one man who sacrificed everything in his hunt for the truth.

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Beyond all reasonable doubt.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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An important, well-made portrait of Sweden's biggest legal scandal to date
4 April 2020 | by kickeeenSee all my reviews

Putting miscarriage of justice on screen is no easy task. Bureaucracy and law is usually not as entertaining as shooting gangsters, wars or superheroes. However, Mikael Håfström pulls this off in a very good manner with help from two well-crafted acting performances from David Dencik and Jonas Karlsson. It's, without a doubt, Håfström's best achievement since his Oscar nominated Evil (2003).

The movie portrays how Thomas Quick was manipulated into confessing over 30 murders; thereafter convicted for eight of them. Even though the focus of the film is on Quick, it's not an understatement to say that the film manages to display how essential journalism is in modern day society. Had it not been for Hannes Råstam, an investigative journalist with a brilliant mind, this story might have never seen the light of day. It is also a reminder of why it's important that we hold people working for the justice system, police force and health care to very high standards. If one is interested in law, psychology, human behaviour and/or journalism - this is a must watch.

The uncovering of this drama has led to numerous documentaries and books being written about the case. It is a legal scandal without comparison in Swedish judicial history; a case which should interest people outside of its borders. Watch it, now.


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Sweden | Belgium

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

20 September 2019 (Sweden) See more »

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