The Hidden Child (Tyskungen) (2013)
This is a film by director Per Hanefjord, based on the successful novel of the same name written by Camilla Läckberg, with an adapted screenplay by Maria Karlsson.
The plot is set in the picturesque seaside town of Fjällbacka in Sweden.
The story follows Erica Falck, a successful crime writer, played by Helena Bergström, whose parents are killed in a violent car accident.
Her husband is detective Patrik Hedström, played by Mikael Persbrandt.
Months after the death of her parents, a man arrives at her house, claiming to be her stepbrother on her mother's side.
Erica doesn't believe him and asks him to leave, but he is murdered days later and this changes her interest. She accidentally discovers a box of antique objects in the attic of her childhood home, which leads her to investigate a mystery hidden in her own family.
As Erica delves deeper into her investigation, she discovers the existence of a child who disappeared decades ago, known as "The Hidden Child".
Through flashbacks, the story flashes back to World War II, revealing dark secrets and unexpected connections.
Erica and Patrik dive into a maze of clues and testimonies as they try to solve the case of the missing boy.
As they unravel the truth, they face unexpected dangers and discover that secrets from the past can have devastating consequences in the present.
"The Hidden Child, originally titled Tyskungen, is a film that combines elements of mystery, drama and suspense to explore themes of family, loyalty and the importance of facing the truth.
With captivating cinematography and strong performances, the film captures the essence of Läckberg's novel and offers an intriguing experience for fans of the genre.
A good choice for a good time.