This is actually the first film I write a review for. Not because it was great but because I was really, really frustrated the whole time watching this piece of garbage.
The film is about a woman who returns to her village to find out what happened to her father, who disappeared and died. The villagers aren't really keen on telling the story so she decides she wants to find out her self. And that's where the drama, in a negative way, begins.
This woman is just plain stupid. And the fact that this film starts by showing us who the murderers are and that they hide the body of her father in the lake near his house makes this even more awful for us to watch. Some examples: A man drowns in the lake and the partner of the woman finds a shoe with a foot inside of it. The foot falls back into the water. And as a result, they don't even bother telling the police. If they did, they would have searched the lake, found the body and started an investigation. But no, that would be to realistic for THIS film... Also, the whole village seems to hate her father. And with every negative thing the people have to say about him. Despite that they tell her why they hate him and give good arguments, he sabotaged many lives and stuff, she tells them they are wrong and that her father was a great great man. The woman becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her father. Which doesn't turn out that well for her character development. This woman becomes a total bitch to everyone she knows and meets. Right to the point where you, as the watcher, want to punch her in the face and put her right next to her dead father in the lake. This character becomes so annoying to watch that you lose all interest in her goal. Finding out what happened to her father. You will not have a single bit of sympathy left for her. Instead, the side characters become more likable. Even though they want to make her leave their village. Or at a certain point attempt to rape her. And if the attempting rapist becomes more likable due to his personal tragedy, you are doing something very, very wrong as a writer.
(the man used to have a relation with the woman, then she left to England for work or something and he still thinks they are together because her father tells so, this is not the case because he lies. Just for the sake of it I guess)
And I agree with the villagers. I would not like to have this woman harassing everybody, making them care for a dead person they hate, in MY village.
But in the end, the killers are dead due to their own failures and mistakes. We have found out that the father indeed terrorised people, hit his wive, molested his daughter, our protagonist, and, in short, was just an asshole. Which makes us even wonder more why the woman becomes so obsessed in finding out how he died.
After watching this movie I felt the need to scream at the TV. I simply can not stand this much stupidity in one single film. This really is the stuff internet reviewers use to make jokes of in their "bad movie review".
Stay away from this and use your time to watch better Scandinavian films.