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Hannes Råstam

Hannes Råstam (1955–2012) was an investigative reporter at SVT (Swedish Public Broadcasting) and produced several of the most important documentaries to examine the Swedish justice system and police authorities over the past fifteen years. Råstam was a six-time recipient of the Golden Spade (awarded by the Association of Investigative Journalists) and won the Great Journalist Award twice (1996 and 2008). Råstam also won several international broadcasting awards, among them the Prix Italia in Italy (2001), the Golden Nymph in Monte Carlo (2006) and FIPA d’Or in France (2006). After a struggle with cancer, Råstam passed away while finishing his first book; an account of the largest judicial scandal in Scandianvian history. In 2013, Råstam was posthumously elected ‘Sweden’s Best Investigative Journalist in 25 Years’ by trade publication Scoop.

Awards

Shortlisted for LovelyBooks Leserpreis, Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards See full list
The Per Wendel Prize (For Outstanding Achievements in Investigative Journalism) Sweden – Fallet Thomas Quick The Making of a Serial Killer 2012
The Golden Spade (Book of the Year in the Field of Investigative Journalism) Sweden – Fallet Thomas Quick The Making of a Serial Killer 2012
The Carnegie Institute Journalism Award Sweden – Fallet Thomas Quick The Making of a Serial Killer 2012
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“An intense cinematic experience without a single dull moment.”
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‘Quick’ to premiere in Sweden

Quick is a captivating story about the biggest legal scandal in Swedish history and a journalistic thriller about a man who sacrificed everything in his search for the truth.

Quick is inspired by Swedish journalist Hannes Råstam’s book Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer. The script is written by Norwegian author Erlend Loe and Mikael Håfström is the director. In the role of journalist Hannes Råstam we see Jonas Karlsson, and Thomas Quick is portrayed by David Dencik. Alba August plays the researcher Jenny Küttim.

The film is produced by Brain Academy and will premiere in Swedish theaters on September 20.

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The case of Thomas Quick to become film

Quick is inspired by Swedish journalist Hannes Råstam’s book Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer. It is the story about Sweden’s biggest legal scandal ever and about the reporter Hannes Råstam who alone questioned a whole legal system. A touching journalistic thriller about a man who sacrificed his own life in the search for truth.

In the role of the journalist Hannes Råstam we see Jonas Karlsson and as Thomas Quick we see David Dencik. Alba August plays researcher Jenny Küttim.

Quick will be directed by Mikael Håfström and the script is written by Norwegian author Erlend Loe. The film will start shooting in the western part of Sweden this year and is expected to have a Swedish cinema premiere in autumn 2019.

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