The Shadow of Freedom

4 episodes
50 min.

A four part tv-thriller about the powers of mature and powerful love – love so powerful that it can turn a man into a murderer.

The Shadow of Freedom

The Shadow of Freedom

The retired Detective Superintendent, Svend Gabrielsen, commits a murder for the sake of his beloved wife. He uses his professional expertise to frame the newly released Swede, Lasse Eriksson, who thinks he is on his way to start a new and better life in the depths of the Swedish forests.

A Danish daily wrote after the first episode: “A great start. A hard-hitting detective story with a classic viciousness remorselessly maintained and intensified in this captivating, exciting, spine-chilling first episode…” Based on the novel The Man Who Stopped Smiling by Erik Otto Larsen.

Director Birger Larsen
Produced by DR & SVT-Malmö
Producer Sven Clausen & Tommy Starck
Duration 4 x 50 min.
Year of Production 1994
Original Title Frihedens Skygge
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