The Last Sentence (2014)



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Oscar-nominated director Jan Troell, one of Sweden's most acclaimed filmmakers, directs the biopic The Last Sentence. Set against the backdrop of WWII, The Last Sentence is based on the life of crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt, editor-in-chief of one of Sweden's leading newspapers, highlighting his one-man battle against Nazism and his country's policy of appeasement to Hitler. With Sweden caught between Nazi Germany and Stalin's Russia, the country's elites chose a policy of neutrality … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Kenne Fant, Klaus Rifbjerg, Jan Troell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 20, 2014
Box Office: $62.1k
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as Torgny Segerstedt

as Puste Segerstedt

as Maja Forssman

as Axel Forssman

as Per Albin Hansson

as Marcus Wallenberg

as Christian Günther

as Estrid Ancker

as Anita Levisson

as Ingrid Segerstedt

as Eva Segerstedt

as Tojje Segerstedt
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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (14)

Unfortunately, Troell chose to shoot the movie in digital black-and-white; the imagery seems anachronistic in its precision, undermining the period decor and clashing with the occasional low-grain newsreel footage of Nazis on the march.

Full Review… | July 24, 2014
Chicago Reader
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Troell invokes '50's and '60's Swedish cinema: masterly black-and-white cinematography, philosophical angst, a lifeless marriage and loved ones visiting from the afterlife.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's a thoughtful and workmanlike portrait, but a less than profoundly moving one.

Full Review… | July 10, 2014
Washington Post
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Amazingly, Troell still operates his own camera. "The Last Sentence" was made digitally, and his attention to detail is remarkable.

Full Review… | July 9, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
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The great 83-year-old Swedish director Jan Troell specializes in movies about men of great stature in furious conflict with both their countries and themselves.

Full Review… | June 20, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
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A more sophisticated work than it appears about a man whose life was more complicated than the world knew.

Full Review… | June 20, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for The Last Sentence

good Swedish movie reminded me of my 90 year old neighbor who used to live next door to me back in the days

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