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The Simple-Minded Murderer

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Original title
Den enfaldige mördaren
Running time
108 min.
Sweden Sweden
Hans Alfredson
Rolf Sersam
Jörgen Persson, Rolf Lindström
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Svensk Filmindustri (SF) / Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI) / Svenska Ord
Drama | 1930s
Synopsis / Plot
The feeble-minded Sven's mother dies and he gets work as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Hoeglund's farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an adult. One day he has had enough of Hoeglund's maltreatment and moves in with Anna's family.
1982: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Actor (Skarsgård), OCIC (Recom.) and C.I.D.A.L.C.
1982: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Film, Direction and Actor (Stellan Skarsgård)
1983: Bodil Awards (Denmark): Best European Film
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