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  • Post last modified:01/18/2024

Stockholm Bloodbath


In 1520, the Danish King Kristian II (Claes Bang) occupies Stockholm after defeating Swedish resistance; at the same time, two sisters (Sophie Cookson, Alba August) seek revenge… An unusual way of taking on the titular massacre, cooking up a mixture of multiple genres, at times treating this story as a Tarantino-esque endeavor. Expect tongue-in-cheek anachronisms, bloody beheadings and a loud Bang as the stir-crazy king. Some of it is fun, with a hilariously obsequious Ulrich Thomsen as a treasonous bishop… but very uneven and overlong.

2024-Sweden-Denmark. 145 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Mikael Håfström. Screenplay: Erlend Loe, Nora Landsrød. Cast: Sophie Cookson (Anne Eriksson), Claes Bang (Kristian II), Alba August (Freja Eriksson), Emily Beecham, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Jakob Oftebro… Ulrich Thomsen, Adam Pålsson, Claes Ljungmark, Matias Varela.

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