En pilgrims död Death of a Pilgrim
A Nordic crime mini-series on the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and the fall of the welfare state.
The series is based on highly acclaimed Swedish writer and criminologist Leif GW Perssons award winning The Fall of the Welfare State trilogy. Together these novels tell a vibrant tale of conspiracy, espionage, murder, comedy and abuse of state power through a fascinating and flawed set of characters; a tale that resonates with our own time and beyond Scandinavia.
Death of a Pilgrim is a highly entertaining and informed combination of satire, black humour, thriller, psychological drama and police procedure. It is a universal story, mirroring other international conflicts as well as questioning modern democracy.
Script by Sara Heldt and Johan Widerberg. Directed by Kristofer Nyholm, Kristian Petri. Starring Rolf Lassgård, Helena af Sandeberg, Jonas Karlsson and others.
- Sara Heldt