Domaren (1960)

Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |  
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Domaren is somewhat over the edge in its portrayal of the extent to which corruption can remain immune from any attempt to destroy it. But director Alf Sjoberg (mentor of Ingmar Bergman) has injected moments of satiric bite and tension. When a wealthy young entrepreneur gets back home from a brief stay abroad, bringing his fiancée with him, he is in for a shock. The Kafkaesque judge (Georg Rydberg) whom he trusted to manage his estate has blatantly commandeered all the assets for himself, leaving the young man broke and with no obvious legal recourse to get back his own fortune. The results are tragic.

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con/scam, corruption, executor, forgery, insanity, Judicial-system, justice, lawyer, love, maniac