Lithivm (1999)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 127 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this visually inventive thriller, Hanna (Angieszka Koson) is a struggling journalist who works for a sleazy newspaper while searching for something better and has fun making life difficult for her editor, Hasse (Yvonne Lombard). One day, Hanna discovers that the police have found the remains of three severely burned corpses in a bonfire; detectives are wondering if this might have anything to do with the mysterious disappearance of several women in town. Dan (Fredrik Dolk), whose girlfriend recently went missing, has written a letter to Hanna's editor about this situation; Dan is upset about the pattern of disappearances, but he has enough on his mind, as he's working two jobs trying to pay the alimony demanded by his ex-wife Margareta (Marika Lagercrantz). In time, Hanna meets Dan and finds herself drawn into his increasingly complex world as she tries to avoid her obsessive former boyfriend Martin (Johan Widerberg) and finds herself learning more about what could be happening to the missing women. Director David Flamholc and cinematographer Marten Nilsson took a unique approach to this film's photography; it was shot in 16mm using reversal stock, and then blown up to 35mm widescreen format, using various processing techniques to give it an unusual color balance and texture.