Nitten Røde Roser (1974)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Denmark   |  
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A young architect (Henning Jensen) loses his girlfriend in a hit-and-run accident and turns serial killer to avenge her death. But instead of punishing the four drunken revellers who caused the accident, he hunts down a particular loved one of each of them, inflicting the same sort of agony, torment, and loss he himself experienced. This often too talkative but extremely successful thriller -- based on a novel by Danish crime writer Torben Nielsen -- was uncomfortably close to American novelist Cornell Woolrich's classic The Bride Wore Black, filmed, memorably, in 1967 by François Truffaut and starring Jeanne Moreau. Still, Nitten Røde Roser became the biggest Danish box-office winner of its day.



accident, family-member, girlfriend, grief, hit-and-run, killing, police, revenge