Sofie Grabol (Sarah Lund) plays a priest named Helen in this intense Nordic Noir thriller set in the wilds of Sweden. When Helen is approached for help by a psychiatrist caring for a young man who is endlessly rambling about God, she cannot help but be intrigued. With time against her, Helen delves further and further into the disturbed mind of this dangerous man, who has killed in the past.
The psychotically driven murderer is absolutely incredible. It is difficult not to be scared by him and at the same time to feel his pain. The motive for the crime at the outset of the film becomes increasingly clear through the film. All the parts are acted perfectly. I rented this because of Sofie (Killing etc.) but she does not steal the show. It will leave you feeling drained, sickened and sad but it is absolutely worth it.
Hard to categorize this film but it is definitely not a crime thriller and there is no suspense involved! It is a very interesting psychological drama. I would call it a compassionate look at broken humanity. Don't watch it if you need cheering up though!