The Man On The Roof S

Monday 13 November 2017 to Tuesday 14 November 2017

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  • Director Bo Widerberg
  • Origin Sweden
  • Year 1976
  • Duration 110 minutes

The Man On The Roof, featuring the character Martin Beck from the long running series of novels by left-leaning crime writers Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, is a great example of a 1970’s Scandi-crime film. Here Beck, played by Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, and his team investigate a brutal murder in a hospital, encountering stories of police brutality as they progress, which in turn leads to a thrilling climax on the rooftops of Stockholm. A great opportunity to see the roots of the current wave of Scandinavian crime dramas.

Part of QUAD's Thrillers season. See all fifteen films in this season for just £50 with a Thriller Season Pass.

Part of States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s, a touring season presented by HOME, Manchester. Programme curated by Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford and Senior Visiting Curator: Film at HOME, produced by Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Film Programme Manager, and coordinated by Jessie Gibbs, HOME Film Team.

Presented with the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.