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The directing (by Hasse Alfredson) and the cinematography (by Rolf
and Jörgen Persson) are excellent. During the whole movie the audience can
hear the bittersweet tones of Verdi's Requiem.
Not also the actors makes this movie to a masterpiece. Maria Johansson is
brilliant as the lame girl. But the best performance of them all is made
Stellan Skarsgård as Sven - "The Idiot" (because of his harelip).
Skarsgård's performance may be the best throughout the whole history of
Sven and the other farmers over the countryside of Skåne, in southern Sweden, have to endure the mental torture from the factory owner in the district, The Evil Man, played by Hasse Alfredson himself. But after enough suffering, Sven gets enough and with the angels of vengeance he walks over the fields to kill The Evil Man, the factory owner. All this to the music of Verdi's Requiem. This scene may be one of the strongest ever throughout the FILM HISTORY. See this movie, but carefully, do not hesitate.
If only the Lumiere brothers could have seen this...