Hafstrom produces impressive drama

Shades of If… and Dead Poet’s Society resonate through director Mikael Hafstrom’s Evil (Metrodome).

Shades of If… and Dead Poet’s Society resonate through director Mikael Hafstrom’s Evil (Metrodome).

Based on Jan Guillou’s autobiogrphical novel Ondskan, troubled teen Erik Ponti (Andreas Wilson) arrives in a tough boarding school where the rules are turned on their head and discipline is handled by the all-powerful student council.

When Erik battles against the regime through peaceful means violence lurks menacingly close to the surface.

Ponti is magnificent in this fascinating film. Check it out. Extras include deleted scenes, an interview with Guillou and featurette.

Drama

Star Rating: 4/5.

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