The Last Sentence

The Last Sentence  {Dom Over Dod Man}
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The Last Sentence
Dom Over Dod Man
Sweden, 2012, 125 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Norway
Topics: History, Romance, Seniors, War
Programs: Modern Masters, Nordic Light
Language: Swedish English Sub-Titles

Awards: Winner: Best Director, Montreal World Film Festival;Silver Hugo, Best Actress, Chicago Film Festival

From the director of PSIFF audience favorite Everlasting Moments comes a dramatic and poetic true story about a man who could not be silenced. The Last Sentence weaves together a psychologically insightful love story with a portrayal of the tenuous political situation neutral Sweden found itself in during the Second World War, and proves that at 81, the esteemed filmmaker Jan Troell is still at the height of his powers.

Torgny Segerstedt (Jesper Christensen) was one of the leading journalists in Sweden in the 20th century. As managing editor of the Gothenburg economic daily Handelstidningen, he fought a one-man battle against Adolf Hitler and fascism throughout the war years. It was a difficult fight, only made possible because of his reputation, the power of his conviction and the fact that he had friends in high places, not least among them his lover, the Jewish intellectual Maja Forssman (another tour de force performance from Pernilla August), the wife of his publisher. Exquisitely filmed in black and white, The Last Sentence continues Troell’s mission to illuminate history.

Winner: Best Director, Montreal World Film Festival; Best Actress (Pernilla August), Chicago Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Jan Troell
Producer: Francy Suntinger
Editor: Jan Troell, Ulrika Rang
Screenwriter: Klaus Rifbjerg, Jan Troell
Cinematographer: Jan Troell, Mischa Gavrjusjov
Principal Cast: Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Ulla Skoog, Björn Granath, Amanda Ooms, Peter Andersson
Filmography: Everlasting Moments (2008), Hamsun (1996), The Flight of the Eagle (1982), Zandy’s Bride (1974), The New Land (1972), The Emigrants (1971)
Print Source: Music Box Films - www.musicboxfilms.com


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