Robert is a man of medicine. His wife died from burn injuries suffered in a car crash. As a renowned plastic surgeon, he’s dedicated the next 12 years to creating a new skin to save burn victims. In his estate he runs a clinic with only one client, her name is Vera. One that never leaves and is not allowed and sharp objects.
Dae-su has been imprisoned in a room for 15 years. He has no idea why or how he got there. His days drag into each other until the day he’s released unexpectedly without ever seeing his captors or where he was held prisoner. He meets and falls in love with Mi-do but he fears being imprisoned again, together the seek answers and revenge.
Older brother Izumi couldn’t be more different from graffiti remover and brother Haru. While doing his job, Haru discovers a pattern between the graffiti and a string of arson fires. What seems like a light drama turns into a tale about family bonds, arson, rape, revenge and murder.
The movie Dark Arc loves a well turned phrase and aspires to emulate Shakespeare both in wit and verse. Unfortunately it’s a film that doesn’t commit itself all the way and gets stuck in the bland wordy middle.
John’s new female neighbors are both alluring and a bit odd. Over drinks, the two are uncomfortably forthright when they casually disclose intimate details of his life. When one of them seduces him, she draws out John’s hidden desires and it begins a tale of sordid self-delusion.
Fourteen years ago, Harry was a director working on his next film. When he casts Lena for his comedy Girls and Suitcases, it leads to romance and tragedy. The complication is Lena’s older lover is Enersto Martel, the producer of the film as well as a corporate tycoon. They fall in love and try to run away, but you can’t do this to a powerful man without repercussions.
Four math geniuses are invited to a mysterious dinner party under the guise of winning a prize for solving a puzzle. The sponsor of the contest is a man named Fermat. During the course of the dinner, Fermat leaves and the evening turns deadly.
The 3 Swedish films combined, are over 7 hours in length. The long format of the films really suit the multi-layered story. Viewed back to back it was an emotionally exhausting experience.
The third movie in the Millennium Trilogy explores the fallout of Lisbeth’s previous discoveries. It winds down from the previous two high octane films. Think less action and more Law & Order SVU.
The butt kicking hacker Lisbeth returns to Sweden after time abroad, only to be entangled with elements of her recent and much earlier past. A couple who are investigating sex trafficking are brutally murdered, Lisbeth is blamed. Mikael reprises his role of investigative journalist and seeks to help Lisbeth as time runs out.
A disgraced business journalist, Mikael had just been been sentenced to jail for libel. Before he serves his time, he’s hired to investigate the unsolved murder of an industrialist’s niece. The crime happened over 40 years ago and the uncle suspects a member of his large dysfunctional family. Mikael and Lisbeth investigate but faces danger as they get closer to solving the mystery.