"Man on the Roof"
Directed by Bo Widerberg
the bestselling novel The Abominable Man, this unconventional and influential
thriller opens with the murder of a sadistic police officer in a Stockholm hospital.
Homicide investigator Martin Beck (Carl Gustav Lindstedt) tracks a killer bent on taking
revenge against the police. Director Bo Widerberg used hand-held cameras and other
photojournalistic techniques rarely employed in detective films of the time in this
visually stunning film. With Sven Wollter and Thomas Hellberg. "A first-rate thriller
with an almost unbearably tense climax" (The Hollywood Reporter). Swedish with
English subtitles. 110 minutes.