THE LAST CONTRACT
In February of 1986, the controversial Swedish Prime Minster
Olaf Palme was gunned down in downtown Stockholm.
This taut and compelling thriller in the vein of THE DAY OF THE
JACKAL follows Roger Nyman, a young police officer who is
tracking a man wanted by Interpol for the murder of a black
South African politician. His investigation leads him to believe
that the killer's next target is the Swedish prime minister. Upon
reporting his findings, Nyman is abruptly taken off the case, but
secretly continues the investigation on his own, putting his
career and his family life in jeopardy. Then he gets a little too
Based on a novel, this is the first fictional feature to deal with
the questions and theories surrounding the assassination, which
remains unsolved to this day.
Michael Kitchen is chillingly sinister as the killer, and the widescreen
cinematography adds to the atmosphere of this
engrossing and genuinely suspenseful film.
Lucky Dog (1983); In the Name of the Law (1986); The Hunters (1995); The Last
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