Skytten (1978)

Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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When he hears that the Danish people have passed a referendum permitting the development of nuclear power plants, the swimming instructor for disabled children is shocked. He has long been an opponent of nuclear power, and this latest announcement is the last straw. An expert rifle shot, he makes a series of tape recordings and sends them to a journalist, warning that he will begin an escalating series of crimes and murders unless and until nuclear power development is stopped. At first, he only shoots the Punch and Judy puppets in the park, but "The Marksman" (Jens Okking) cannot stop there. Meanwhile, the journalist is put into a difficult situation by the tapes, which force him into journalistic and social dilemmas.

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anti-nuclear, marksman, nuclear-power-plant, sniper, dilemma, instructor, journalism, murder, psychopath, rampage, threat, criminal, disability, swimming, teacher