Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In this drama, the story of the 1944 Alf Sjorberg film Torment is taken up many decades afterwards. In the original film, based on an enormously well-known book by Hans Scherfig, a sadistic schoolteacher is shown wreaking havoc in the lives of his charges, though he eventually dies in what appears to be a quite innocent way, by choking on a piece of candy. In this new film, the boys the schoolmaster tormented so badly are all grown up and have settled into their lives. Some are even quite successful. At a reunion, they recount how each of them was treated by this man whom all of them hated (shown in flashbacks), and it becomes clear that they organized to punish him. Eventually, it begins to appear that one of these boys arranged to poison him.