Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
Stockholm policeman Martin Beck (Peter Haber), created by novelists Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, is seen in this thriller about the search for a pedophile who kills his young victims. The Sjowall-Wahloo character has previously been adapted to numerous films by directors Stuart Rosenberg (The Laughing Policeman, 1973), Bo Widerberg (The Man on the Roof, 1976), Gosta Ekman, and others. Beck is a Swedish-German-Danish co-production, the first of a planned series of 16 feature films with all-new stories inspired by the 10 novels in the 1967-76 Beck series by Wahloo (who died in 1975) and Sjowall. Shown at the 1997 Haugesund Film Festival.
investigation, murder, pedophilia, police, serial-killer