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Original title: Ondskan
Sweden, 2003

Director: Håfström, Mikael
Production company: Moviola Film & Television AB
Co-producers: Nordisk Film, TV4
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

16-year-old Erik’s life is tainted by violence and conflict. When he is expelled from school, he is sent to the boarding school Stjärnsberg as a last chance to break free from his old life and continue his studies. But Stjärnsberg is hardly a refuge – here evil is systemized in the form of a condoned oppression of younger students by the older ones. Can Erik revolt against the harrassments without breaking the rules and risking being expelled? Can he maintain dignity without being drawn into the violent spiral that is threatening his entire future? Evil is a story
of violence and the way through it – but also about genuine friendship and the beginnings of love.

Marketing strategies:
Based on the best-selling autobiography of Jan Guillou. In Sweden the film had more than ome million admissions and was the most successfull domestic film in 2003.

Malmö 2004, Swedish entry for Oscar 2004

Website: www.filmnytt.com/ondskan

World sales address/es:
TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)

Sold to:
MFA+-Filmverleih (D)