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A prolific Swedish journalist embarks on a one-man crusade against Nazism during World War II, condemning his country's conciliatory attitude toward Adolf Hitler and becoming the subject of a high-profile scandal in this historical war drama from Oscar-nominated director Jan Troell (The Emigrants). His country's leaders determined to remain neutral as Hitler and Joseph Stalin spread fear and strife across Europe, Torgny Segerstedt (Jesper Christensen), editor-in-chief of the leading Swedish newspaper Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning, becomes an outspoken opponent of the increasingly powerful despots. As his articles spur intense public debate over his country's controversial stance, however, Segerstedt's character is called into question when it's revealed that he's been conducting a clandestine affair with his publisher and close friend's Jewish wife, Maja Forssman (Pernilla August). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi