THE MAN FROM BEIJING

Some crimes never lapse…

On a freezing winter day in January 2006, the police in Hudiksvall, Sweden, make a gruesome discovery: In a small village 18 people were brutally murdered. The police suspect a madman has committed the crime. As judge Birgitta Roslin hears about the case, she instantly realizes that her grand-parents August and Britta Andrén are among the victims. There’s more: Almost all murder victims are distantly related to her. She realizes that the police are investigating a wrong track and starts investigations of her own. This leads her to China, where she discovers cruel activities of the leading elite.

“The Man from Beijing” is a two-part television production of Lucky Bird Pictures in co-production with Lotus Film Vienna, Yellow Bird Rights Sweden and ARD Degeto for Das Erste and ORF funded by the Television Funds Austria, the Film Fund Lower Austria and supported by the MEDIA Program of the European Union.

Contact

Lucky Bird Pictures GmbH

office@luckybirdpictures.de

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Production details

length

2x 90 min

channels

ARD Degeto / ORF

editorial department

ARD Degeto: Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan; ORF: Sabine Weber, Dr. Klaus Lintschinger

director

Léonie-Claire Breindersdorfer, Fred Breinersdorfer
Peter Keglevic

screenplay

Léonie-Claire Breindersdorfer, Fred Breinersdorfer

reference

Der Chinese (Henning Mankell)

actors

Suzanne von Borsody, Michael Nyqvist, Claudia Michelsen, Amy J. Cheng, Jimmy Taenaka, August Schmölzer, Joachim Bißmeier, Karlheinz Hackl

cinematography

Alexander Fischerkoesen

executive producers

Oliver Schündler, Boris Ausserer

co-producers

Lotus Film: Erich Lackner, Peter Wirthensohn; Yellow Bird Schweden: Mikael Wallénc

international distribution

Beta Film

press reviews

“Heavy to digest, but worth watching: Peter Keglevics genius film production of a grim crime and punishment thriller by Henning Mankell.”

Blickpunkt Film

“The TV-production bundles the complex story- and timeline of its original in a thrilling story. A first-class screen adaption of Mankell.“

TV MOVIE

“All were impressed by three hours of fantastic storytelling on TV. If there were an award category for first-class TV productions, “The Man from Beijing” would be nominated.”

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