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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD MELBOURNE

    Stockholm on the Yarra- Swedish crime films shine at Melbourne festival

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green thereview@scmp.com Scandinavian crime fiction is literary hot property and film buffs are increasingly treated to cinematic versions of these stories, probing the underbelly ... the "Criminal Record" showcase of five crime classics from the past 70 years. Co-curated by Swedish film critic Michael Tapper, the section sat alongside "Facing North", featuring a dozen ...

  2. Enter the Void

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui Enter the Void Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy Director: Gaspar Noe From his first short, Carne (a 40-minute piece about a butcher plotting to avenge the rape of his autistic daughter), to the thriller Irreversible (with a notor ...

  3. High-octane crime thriller

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai A French action vehicle, Chrysalis is a melting pot of science fiction thrillers. Set in Paris in 2025, the film shocks the audience from the opening scene when a surgeon and her daughter get hit by a car in the middle of a conversation. We ar ...

  4. Crime

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hotel officer jailed for bribery A former purchasing officer at Langham Hotel has been jailed for 10 months for accepting bribes from a frozen meat supplier, Lau Chor-lam, over a period of five years. He accepted the bribes in return for more orders. Wong ...

  5. Larsson's anti-heroine an unlikely high-street fashion muse

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jing Zhang jing.zhang@scmp.com We find style inspiration in the unlikeliest of places. At 16, with little success and to my parents' dismay, I dyed my hair partly bright pink. I wanted to look like Marilyn Manson on the cover of his Mechanical Animal ...

  6. Swede sensation

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram Her name may not be familiar yet, but the chances are you're aware of the role that's making her famous: Noomi Rapace is the screen embodiment of Lisbeth Salander, the rake-thin bisexual hacker at the heart of the late Stieg Larsso ...

  7. The Girl Who Played with Fire

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Greg Lowe

    ... and seek revenge against her persecutors, the separate investigations reveal a messy complex of gangland killings, organised crime and cold war-era operations- alongside a state conspiracy ...

  8. TV anchor survives hostage drama

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Gunman kills himself, Sichuan presenter hit A Sichuan television anchorwoman narrowly escaped death after a dramatic hostage standoff that saw more than 300 police officers surround her car while a man in the backseat held a gun to her head. T ...

  9. Harry is hell bent and readers love going along for the ride

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bron Sibree Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo, whose Harry Hole series has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide, talks to Bron Sibree How do you explain the astonishing success ... and hope to get some positive reactions and then write real literature. But that first novel won two awards. It was named the best Norwegian and the best Scandinavian crime novel of the year. ...


    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... True Crime Pearl, 9.30pm Clint Eastwood (above) plays Steve Everett, a capable but self-destructive reporter. When he's assigned to do a human interest story on Frank Beechum (Isaiah Washington), who is about to be executed for murder, Everett casually looks into the crime and begins to realise how shaky the evidence against Beechum is. (1999) Wendigo Cinemax, 10.30pm In the third ...




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