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Director: Mikael Marcimain

Producer: Yellow Bird, SVT, Film i Skåne

Executive Producer: Marianne Gray, Stefan Baron

Writer: Helene Lindholm, Lotta Erikson

Cast: Anders Beckman, Lotten Roos, Håkan Bengtsson, Rasmus Troedsson

Genres: Drama

The Hunt For A Killer

Banijay Rights
6 x 45’

In March 1989, the sadistic murder of 10 year old Helen Nilsson in Hörby, southern Sweden, traumatised a nation. A seemingly impossible case that remained unsolved for 16 years leaving an unhealed scar on the community and the police force trusted to protect it.

On the night around Easter when Helen Nilsson disappeared there were around twenty suspected pedophiles living in Hörby. This is the prelude to The Hunt For A Killer, which follows the unwavering journey of police officers Per-Åke Åkesson and Monica Olhed who led an investigation team that solved numerous homicides in Southern Sweden and who would eventually, against all odds, find Helen’s killer.

The Hunt For A Killer is the story about a region left behind; about class inequalities and social exclusion. It is also a story about a man within the Police Force that turned against the authorities, who revolted against corruption and never gave up. He solved the impossible crime.

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