Linus Eller Tegelhusets Hemlighet (1979)

Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |  
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Set in the 1930s, in this story a 16-year-old boy is forced to come to grips with several of life's unpleasant realities. He lives in a large, rather grand house. The house is run by a member of the Swedish nobility (a Countess) as a bordello, and the boy's father is its manager. Calamity strikes when the boy's father is having a liaison with a married woman whose husband is simultaneously (and unknown to him) being murdered in the basement by the criminals who usually assist the Countess in running her illegal empire. They plant evidence along with the dead man's body in the father's truck. The boy has caught wind of the plot and takes steps to keep it from succeeding. His father is arrested, but he has accumulated some evidence which should clear his name. Meanwhile, the boy has entered into a liaison of his own with the Countess' secretary. Director Vilgot Sjoman, best known in the U.S. for his film I Am Curious, Yellow based this drama on his novel.



evidence, extramarital-affair, father, honor [recognition], imprisonment, manager, murder, teenagers