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Movie Review: Evil (Ondskan) 2003

First of all, thanks Netflix!

I hear that it’s spreading to Scandinavia:) Awesome-Cause this movie is Swedish!

With adequate acting and filming(this film was nominated for the Oscar Foreign Film)the film captures the heart and determination of living in a world where evil reigns (during the aftermath of the WWII) and the underdog must choose to stand up or take it. Take the risk and watch it….

Brief Summary- The plot isn’t as simple as it sounds.This little gem  tells the story about a boy, Erik,

who suffers at the hand of a nasty father in law (deliciously played – you really wont like him!). Erik beats up a class mate in school and gets sent away to a snooty private school where he refuses to succomb to the hazing. The toffee nosed rich kids decide to make Erik submit, but he won’t. This is where Ghandi and a pretty maid comes into the story, but see for yourself. This is not a love story, it is about a boy who doesn’t want to be like his stepfather or his tormentors and succeeds – almost.

Having watched it I found myself questioning my own evils and realized that the definition of it isn’t always so obvious. For that reason alone, it was a thought provoking and worthwhile watch. Overly dramatic at times, but still an intriguing watch.

This is where humans are put to the very brink of the fall. Are you prepared to watch the thought-provoking Evil?

Thanks for reading,


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5 responses

  1. Ondskan is a great movie. If you’d like to see more Swedish films I recommend you check out Lilja 4-ever and Show me love (Fucking Åmål) by Lukas Moodysson, they are true Swedish classics. If you haven’t watched them already! :)

    August 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

    • Thanks for the recommendations:) I will check them out when I have time:)

      August 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

  2. I watched this earlier this summer. Almost turned off at the beginning, but it turned out to be really good. The Beck, and Wallander crime movies are good too. Depending on how much Swedish you understand, I think you will enjoy them.

    October 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    • odilets

      hahaha..I depend on English subtitles! :)
      I love European movies- they are so original! It’s a joy to watch them
      Thanks for stopping by!

      October 16, 2012 at 6:21 am

  3. thecobwebs

    Great review. Definitely one I want to see soon…

    October 22, 2012 at 8:43 pm

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