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also known as Dom över död man

The Last Sentence2012

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Academy Award®-nominated director Jan Troell, one of Sweden's most acclaimed filmmakers, directs the biopic THE LAST SENTENCE. Set against the backdrop of WWII, THE LAST SENTENCE is based on the life of crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt, editor-in-chief of one of Sweden's leading newspapers, highlighting his one-man battle against Nazism and his country's policy of appeasement to Hitler. With Sweden caught between Nazi Germany and Stalin's Russia, the country's elites chose a policy of neutrality and compliance, with few daring to speak up against the evil around them. Among those who did, nobody was as loud and as uncompromising as Segerstedt, one of the most prominent Swedish journalists of the 20th century. In the eyes of many of his countrymen, his pen was far more dangerous than the Nazi sword. Amidst the political turmoil of the era, Segerstedt's own personal life took a dramatic and scandalous turn as he entered into a very public affair with Maja Forssman, the Jewish wife of his close friend, the newspaper's publisher. Maja Forssman is played by Pernilla August, winner of the Cannes "Best Actress Award" for Bille August's BEST INTENTIONS.

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An extremely compelling film about a conflicted man.

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An extremely compelling film about a conflicted man.

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AS I have said repeatedly, WWII is such a rich landscape for films that I see no need for any other vista to be utilized. This is a different twist on the common themes. I found the performances riveting and the script excellent. I very much enjoyed it.

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This is a gem in many respects, Some moments are slightly dry but most of the film is rich and enriching.

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A work of a master director. Ultimate storytelling; transforming you into the time and space for a uniquely inimate look into a persons's heart and vulnerabilities.