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Man From Beijing, The

Man From Beijing, The

About the Film

A mass murder, a female judge and diary entries from ages ago, surely now forgotten – judge Brigitta Roslin has to make a long and dangerous journey before she discovers that the background to this hideous crime lies in the distant past. The film adaptation of Henning Mankell’s novel begins with the stunning murder of 19 people. The police believe a madman was behind the brutal act. Not only Brigitta Roslin’s parents are among the dead; almost all the victims were related to her. Brigitta soon becomes convinced that the police are on the wrong track, and she starts to investigate on her own. Her search for the murderer of her entire family leads Brigitta to China, where she is confronted with the gruesome machinations of a millionaire businessman…
Starring: Starring Suzanne von Borsody, Michael Nyqvist, Claudia Michelse, Amy Cheng, James Taenaka
Director: Peter Keglevic

Cast & Crew

Cast

Birgitta Roslin: Suzanne von Borsody
Staffan: Michael Nyqvist
Vivi Sundberg: Claudia Michelsen
Qui Hong: Amy Cheng
Ya Ru: James Taenaka

Crew

Director: Peter Keglevic
Producers: Boris Ausserer, Erich Lackner, Oliver Schundler, Mikael Wallen, Peter Wirthensohn  
Writers: Fred Breinersdorfer (screenplay), Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer (screenplay), Henning Mankell (novel)
Cinematographer: Alexander Fischerkoesen 
Editor: Moune Barius 

Technical Info

Production Year: 2011
Countries of Production: Germany, Sweden
Languages: German
Screen Ratio: 1.78:1

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Detailed Film Info

A mass murder, a female judge and diary entries from ages ago, surely now forgotten – judge Brigitta Roslin has to make a long and dangerous journey before she discovers that the background to this hideous crime lies in the distant past. The film adaptation of Henning Mankell’s novel begins with the stunning murder of 19 people. The police believe a madman was behind the brutal act. Not only Brigitta Roslin’s parents are among the dead; almost all the victims were related to her. Brigitta soon becomes convinced that the police are on the wrong track, and she starts to investigate on her own. Her search for the murderer of her entire family leads Brigitta to China, where she is confronted with the gruesome machinations of a millionaire businessman… The two-part thriller The Man from Beijing is based on the internationally bestselling novel by Henning Mankell (the Inspector Wallander series), one of the leading crime-fiction writers of our time and, with over 30 million copies of his books sold to date, one of the world’s top selling authors. The novel was adapted by Fred Breinersdorfer (Oscar-nominated Sophie Scholl) and Leonie Breinersdorfer. Alongside Golden Camera winner Suzanne von Borsody as Brigitta Roslin, the film also stars Mikael Nyqvist (internationally acclaimed for his role as Mikael Blomkvist in the hit box-office adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy).

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