|Starring:||Linda Zilliacus, Andreas Wilson, Gustaf Skarsgard, Henrik Lundstrom|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Oct 2005|
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Evil (Ondskan)By a customer from England , 29 Jun 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]When Eric is expelled for fighting, from yet another school, his mother funds one last chance for Eric to complete his final year at an exclusive boarding school. However, Eric's hopes of a quiet break from his problems at home are threatened by the schools strange disciplinary process, where senior students make the rules, and dish out the punishments.
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Evil is an interesting film, that many viewers will enjoy. However, in trying to be a deep, thought provoking piece, it sets the bar very high, and fails to quite attain that level. However, Wilson's performance alone is enough to carry all but the most critical viewers through the majority of the film fairly happily.
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Not EnjoyedBy buffyrules (368 reviews) from southend on sea , 16 Aug 2013Just did not get this at all. Found it poorly filmed and in part poorly acted. I am not a great fan of 'If' but certainly preferred it to this. Shame.
liv and oneBy juradino (815 reviews) from London , 29 Feb 2012Erik is a bully at school who gets regularly beaten up by his stepfather with leather belt. He is lethal boxer and excellent swimmer. After losing any hope of going to college because of his behavior grades his mother sends him to public school. Resolving to refrain from violence he gets bullied and so does his friend. Hell breaks loose in no uncertain terms. In 50s terms it's Elvis against Sinatra with little bit f Hitler thrown it. It's not ABBA or Ace of Base, but close to the bone. Supposedly semi - autobiographical it has republican over(under)tones (French, Finnish, US). It's study in violence if I ever saw one and Clockwork Orange, Scum, Quadrophenia and Duellists were some of my favorites. What the hell.
Swedish Version of "If..."By a customer , 20 Jan 2012The Swedish version of Lindsay Anderson's 'If...'. Some of the characters are caricatures but that only adds weight to the idiocy of the private school system at the heart of the simple but effective plot. Very watchable and a satisfying ending ensues that isn't at all 'Ingmarish' as one might have expected from the Swedes.
Breaking the cycle of violence......with a bucket of poop!By jesuskenevil (246 reviews) from Bruton , 05 Dec 2011Erik struggles against a seemingly endless cycle of intimidation and violence as he struggles not to become the thing he hates. Touching, very well acted and ultimately uplifting.
Another excellent example of Sweddish film making.By CurlyStorm (15 reviews) , 06 Oct 2011Brilliant acting. You could almost forget that its a different language. It draws you in. The sweds know how to make good movies. Dealing with storylines that not many can pull off.