A review by Mike Shea Movie Rating: ( * * * * · ) DVD Rating: ( * * * * · )
This movie is like a tamed down version of the Bad Lieutenant, rated the worst movie you could watch with your mom. Stellan Skarsgard does an excellent job as a Swedish detective who is called in on a murder in Norway. During the case he makes a horrible mistake and begins to cover it up. Well, like many lies, this leads further and further down the path of damnation. An excellent little artistic trick is the fact that no matter what time of day it is, the sun is high in the sky. Jonas (Skarsgard) constantly attempts to cover the sun during the night as he is covering the trail of evil he has committed, but no matter what, it always breaks through. The DVD was the first Criterion 16x9 enhanced movie and it really showed the extra sharpness. The soundtrack was only Dolby Pro-Logic but the content of the movie didn't need much more. There were no real extras available. The movie is really good especially to show how good an actor Stellan Skarsgard is and should definitely be on the list.