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Women who enjoy watching women control the power position in social dynamics will be satisfied with this movie. All the positions of power are controlled by women except one but that male is nixed out by a woman of authority. Interesting.
I found it an engaging dynamic that seemed pretty realistic except for one aspect that was missing. The one aspect that was missing was the equally prone tendency of corruption that goes along with positions of power. Women are as vulnerable as men, this is also where both sexes are equal.
I got more than I paid for. Watch it and expect to have your mind expanded while entertained.
If all of the judges in Sweden have the same lack of common sense and intelligence as shown by the main character, the country is in serious trouble. The plot failed to meet the "it could happen" test in this regard. The lead police detective character has the same problem. If she is an example of the average Swedish detective, God help the victims of crime in Sweden. A judge that finds themselves in a situation where the lead detective treats the only surviving family member of a massacre in that way would be on the phone to any number of political and judicial connections to get the situation under control. The detective would have been removed from the case so fast as to make her head spin.
Any person who is intelligent enough to become a judge should have the common sense to have a couple of bodyguards assigned to her instead of bumbling around and making herself an easy target for the killer. I realize that human frailty is a key ingredient in adding tension to the plot of a "thriller", but the way it was used in this film was ridiculous. It's on a level with those films where the character is running away from a killer but keeps falling down and tripping just to make sure the killer catches up. I won't even address the idea of the judge flying off to China to try and track down the killer herself. At least she called her soon to be ex-husband, a train conductor. All he needed to do to help her was to turn his train around and get the porters to form up a posse.
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so boring... don't waste your time...silly plot...I really couldn't watch the whole movie...Published 10 months ago by C. Roderick
When most books are adapted for the movies they are not very good. But in the case of any Mankell works the movies are better. Why? Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dennis J. Pauly
Great show; however it didn't follow the book too closely. I thought the acting was superb and the cinematography was very good.Published 16 months ago by Laura J Bruce
All mysteries become improbable at some point. Some push it and try your patience. This one is so ridiculous, so insultingly stupid that I still can't believe it got made.Published on May 26, 2014 by hh
Very good movie with great people cast in the roles they played thought provoking and realistic shows you why letting go is important !!!Published on March 3, 2014 by ciler retnuh
The show consists of two back-to-back TV movies based on a book by Henning Mankell (best known from "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"). Read morePublished on February 27, 2014 by Wolfgang Gunther
The plot was interesting and not obvious. Acting and filming was well done. I liked that it had a strong female as the main character. Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by Brenda
Excellent because it has a plot that keeps you involved and characters who you care about. Many brutal deaths are essential to the plot and its characters. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by Harriet