An aging tycoon recruits disgraced journalist Nyqvist to investigate a 40-year-old murder. Rapace plays a young investigator with a troubled past who finds herself drawn to Nyqvist and his investigation.
The film proves a rarity. Neither erotic thriller nor Giallo, it’s a genuine mystery. The competent cast and location photography held my interest, but couldn’t compensate for the low narrative stakes. I can imagine the story resonating more in novel form, with a decompressed timeline.
That said, Rapace crushes it in a fearless performance that held me riveted.