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Evil (2003) - Movie Details

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Foreign Drama
114 min.
Release Date
March 10, 2006 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
June 27, 2006
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Based on the 1981 book by Jan Guillou, this tells the story of a boy in 1950's Sweden who, after violently beating a boy to a pulp in high school, is sent to a boarding school for a more controlled education. Here, as he looks for a new start, he finds that the new and younger students fall victim to the older students through intimidation and beatings - he can only let them harass him... Full synopsis »

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A captivating yet not necessarily original drama, "Ondskan" ("Evil") was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2004 Academy Awards and probably deserved as much. A Swedish boarding school drama about a young, violent man who vows to change his ways by starting fresh, the movie explores resistance to conformity and control via peaceful means - and the price such resistance can inflict on everyone. Full movie review »
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