Manslaughter (2005)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

Original title:  Drabet

Denmark/Norway/Sweden/United Kingdom, 2005.  , , , , , , , , , , , .  Screenplay by Per Fly, , , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

University professor finds himself in a lot of hot water when the student with whom he has been carrying on an affair gets herself arrested for manslaughter. She and a couple of her political activist classmates raid a weapons manufacturing plant as a protest against warfare, but don’t count on there being a security guard to block their big getaway. They run him over and leave him for dead, and are devastated when they discover that he was killed in the accident and that they now face murder charges. Christensen is hauled in by the cops when they discover his connection to one of the perpetrators, and he decides to work on her case in her defence despite the cost to his marriage to his longtime wife (). It’s a wonderful setup for a juicy drama, but Per Fly’s dry direction and uninteresting characters make it quite a chore to sit through; the sparks that should fly never manage to ignite.


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