Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Dagmar's next-door neighbor, a writer, receives both a legacy and a mystery when Dagmar commits suicide. The legacy is her few belongings. The mystery is exactly why she killed herself. He investigates her stark life, from the fact that she was an illegitimate child, to the successful blackmailing of her father for money to help her alcoholic boyfriend seek treatment. In order to understand what triggered her to act, he needs to determine the identity of someone she writes of in her diary as the one true love of her life. This black-and-white Swedish language film probably has subtitles.
blackmail, boyfriend, illegitimacy, inheritance, investigation, journalism, neighbor, reporter, suicide, suicide-attempt, writing