The rich young man Teddy Anker invests his money in the theater in the beginning of the 1920s. Whatever he does becomes a success. He falls in love with a dancer, Karin. He decides to put up a show with Karin as the leading lady, but for the first time one of his shows becomes an economic disaster.
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Ludvig and Sussi Battwyhl, Louis and Katja Brenner and Julia and Kurt Balzar are upper class millionaires. They don’t seem to do any real work but still need a vacation in the mountains. Everybody seems to be romantically involved with everybody. A rich American woman joins them.
Det vita folket / The Deposit (2015) Lisa Aschan, Vera Vitali, Pernilla August, Issaka Sawadogo, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A TV production of Strindberg’s play Fadren about a tragic family feud. In the bitter atmosphere of a cavalry Captain’s household, he and his wife, Laura, square off in an implacable battle of wills. But she devises a fiendishly subtle plan to drive him insane by rumoring that he already is, and by insinuating that he is not really the father of their child.
A small Swedish community which seems idyllic on the surface. But when 15-year-old Jennifer claims to have been raped by a schoolmate, everything changes. The rumour rapidly spreads throughout the community. And more and more people are convinced that Jennifer is lying. This is the beginning of a stirred up lynch chase in which an entire community turns against a young girl and her family.
Det okända. / The Unknown (2000) Michael Hjorth, Jacob Ericksson, Marcus Palm, Ann-Sofie Rase, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Five young field-biologists are sent to northern Sweden to investigate effects of a large forest fire. However, what was thought to be some weeks of camping and easy work soon turns into a nightmare as they find the remains of a mysterious creature and take it in for examination…
Kyrkoherden / The Lustful Vicar (1970) Torgny Wickman, Jarl Borssén, Margit Carlqvist, Magali Noël, Comedy, Erotic
During a witch trial in the seventeenth century a woman is accused of being a witch and burned at the stake. The witch curse the village priest who pushed through the accusations and promises that her offspring will avenge her. During the Caroline the priest’s son take over as vicar of the congregation, and the daughter of the witch bewitches him so that he suffers constant erection. This is off course very embarrassing for the vicar. The local women has to step in and try to set things right.
Den enfaldige mördaren / The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982) Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Johansson, Hans Alfredson, Drama
In the 1930s, the feeble-minded Sven’s mother dies and he is hired as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Höglund’s farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an adult. One day he has had enough of Höglund’s maltreatment and moves in with Anna’s family.
Triple murders are rare enough in Sweden that they qualify as headline-grabbing national news for prolonged periods of time. This movie is based on the story behind one such incident, which took place in 1988. A girl and a boy from Finland have traveled to Denmark, where they support themselves by various mildly nefarious means, generally small burglaries. The boy is captured for one of these crimes and does some jail time, while the girl tries to make a go of it on her own. However, when her aggressive young lover gets out of jail, she takes off with him to Sweden. There, they engage in ever-more daring criminal feats, until one day they murder a married couple and their teenaged son while they are visiting a cemetery. According to reviewers, there is a sense of inevitability in the progress of the story, which focuses on the alienation and isolation of these two congenital outsiders.