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The Man On the Roof (1976) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Man On the Roof (1976) [Blu-ray / Normal]

The Man On the Roof (1976) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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Publication Date:
17 Jul 2023
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Police officer Stig Nyman is murdered by an unseen assailant brandishing a bayonet. His colleagues Beck, Rönn and Kollberg pick up the case quickly, keen to solve the crime on one of their own. Investigating Nyman and drawing up a list of potential suspects leads the team to discover he was a lousy cop who abused his power with a history of brutality. As their search draws closer they are caught unaware by a rooftop assassin with a sniper rifle, picking off every cop he can. The Man on the Roof was adapted from the novel by celebrated writers Sjöwall and Wahlöö, whose Martin Beck character has been realised in multiple films and recent TV series Beck. Influenced by The French Connection's gritty vérité style, celebrated director Bo Widerberg created an incredible spectacle here that would become legendary in Sweden and remains the greatest crime film from the heart of Scandi noir.


Special Features:
High-Definition digital transfer by Svensk Filmindustri
Uncompressed mono PCM audio
Introduction by Bo Widerberg
Scene-select audio commentary by critic and genre expert Peter Jilmstad
With a View to Realism - A documentary by Markus Strömqvist on the making of The Man on the Roof (2004, 82 mins)
Bo Widerberg - An intimate portrait of the filmmaker in which Widerberg discusses his films and approach to filmmaking (1977, 50 mins)
Bo Widerberg interviewed during the shooting of The Man on the Roof for the SVT TV show "Rapport"
Original trailer

Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt
[Blu-ray / Normal]
UK Certification
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Based On
The novel 'The Abominable Man' by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
Region A,B,C
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Films cinema|Europe|Asia|Africa|Latin America|Oceania
Publication Date
17 Jul 2023
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Date Published
17 Jul 2023
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Number of Items
1 disc(s)
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