On October 27, see a new film based on the biggest legal scandal in recent Swedish history, The Perfect Patient (Sweden, 2019; dir. Mikael Håfström)!
In this captivating story about a reporter who questioned an entire legal system, The Perfect Patient follows journalist Hannes Råstam (Jonas Karlsson) as he digs into the notorious case of Thomas Quick (David Dencik), serving life in a psychiatric prison for eight murders and believed to be the worst serial killer in Swedish history after having confessed to an additional 25. As Råstam investigates the conditions behind those confessions — unmasking the legal chaos that led to the conviction, and the incredible circumstances surrounding it — he becomes dedicated to proving Quick’s innocence. (122 min. In Swedish with English subtitles)
Film screenings will take place as a 3 PM matinee and 7 PM evening showing. Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance online at the link above; film screenings will take place in Victor Borge Hall. All attendees are required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival in compliance with New York State government; read more here. Attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks during the program and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here.