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Kjell Sundvall

The Last Contract (Sista Kontraktet)

114' - 1998 - Crime, Thriller - Dialogue: English, Swedish
Director: Kjell Sundvall Composer: Bent Åserud, Geir Bohren With: Mikael Persbrandt, Michael Kitchen, Pernilla August
This is the first film to deal with the still unsolved murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. The controversial Palme was gunned down from behind while walking home from a cinema through central Stockholm with his wife late one February night in 1986. Over the years, the slaying has been attributed to everyone and everything from a lone gunman, South African agents, Turkish guerrillas and Swedish police officers to members of the local financial community and an international conspiracy. How do you uncover the truth in a world so full of suspects. The film is based on a novel by the pseudonymous “John W. Grow”, thought to be someone with a thorough knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the killing and its aftermath.

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Kjell Sundvall


Bent Åserud, Geir Bohren


Mikael Persbrandt, Michael Kitchen, Pernilla August

Director of Photography

Kjell Lagerros


Darek Hodor


Borja Hansson

More information


English, Swedish

Countries of production

Finland, Norway, Sweden

Screenplay based on

"Kontraktet" (John W. Grow)



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