When John returns home to his father after serving time in prison, he is looking forward to starting his life afresh. However, in the local community, his crime is neither forgotten nor forgiven. John’s presence brings out the worst in everyone around him and a lynch-mob atmosphere slowly takes shape. Feeling abandoned by his former friends and the people he loves, John loses hope and the same aggressions that previously sent him toprisonstart building up again. Unable to leave the past behind, he decides to confront it.
Powerful art house drama focusing on whether it is possible to return to a small community after committing the worst crime of all. Also starring Swedish pop star Ulrik Munther in an impressive debut role.
Dir. Magnus von Horn, Sweden/France/Poland, 2015, 106 mins, subtitles
Cast: Sven Ahlström, Mats Blomgren, Stefan Cronwall