THE SPIDER

THE SPIDER
Copenhagen, 1949. Denmark is still suffering from shortages and shady commercial transactions of the occupation, but the country is also preparing to enter the more orderly 1950s. It is an age of scheming and fraud, lawlessness and corruption. Bjarne Madsen is an idealistic young journalist desperate to provide his readers with some hard evidence of the corruption that is ongoing. After receiving a tip-off about organized crime on a big scale, Bjarne sees an opportunity for his ambitions to unravel the threads of an extensive criminal spider’s web become reality. Directed by Ole Christian Madsen, 2000. In Danish with English subtitles. Now available on DVD at http://shop.mhznetworks.org