A Compelling and Psychologically Dense Attempt to Unravel a Crime that Shook a Nation at its Core

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An assassinated Primeminister. A police investigation that leads nowhere. What happened that night in Stockholm? And who is Stig Engström – the man who was designated as the probable killer.

The Swedish five part limited series is a fictional interpretation of the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986 based on the the award-winning book The Unlikely Murderer from 2018 written by Thomas Pettersson.

The story is especially concerned with Stig Engström, the graphic designer who was named as the probable murderer, and how he managed to elude justice right up to his death through a combination of audacity, luck, and a perplexed police force. Robert Gustafsson, one of Sweden’s most beloved comedians and actors, plays the lead role as Stig Engström.

As such, the drama series deals with a past that has settled as a national trauma within the Swedish people. The story explores questions like what makes someone a murderer and who feels compelled to target a prime minister for assassination? And finally, how did this sad, solipsistic figure of Stig Engström elude police detection?

Join scriptwriters Wilhelm Berhmann and Niklas Rockström (Caliphate, Before We Die) for the screening and a talk about The Unlikely Murderer, a prominent Swedish contribution to the Nordic Noir scene and possibly, the greatest real-life whodunit in Swedish history.



October 28, 2021

18:00 – 20:00

Øst for Paradis, Sal A

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Wilhelm Berhman, Scriptwriter

Niklas Rockström, Scriptwriter

Kim Sørensen, Host


November 5, 2021



Wilhelm Behrman is a Swedish series creator and scriptwriter. I collaboration with Niklas Rockström, he has written Before We Die (Inden Vi Dør) and Caliphate (Kalifatet) while their most recent project is the much-anticipated series The Unlikely Murderer (2021). He has a background as a news reporter for Svenska Dagbladet along with the news programme EKOT. Aside from his scriptwriting career, he works as a psychologist in Stockholm on a daily basis.


Niklas Rockström is a Swedish scriptwriter, who is behind a range of acclaimed series, like Before We Die (Inden Vi Dør) and the award-winning Caliphate (Kalifatet), which was nominated for Best Television Drama at Filmlance International AB in 2020. Both productions were a collaboration with Wilhelm Behrman. Aside from these, Rockström has been head writer on the series Alex and co-written the well-known crime series Wallander. In a new collaboration with Behrman, Rockström is scriptwriter of The Unlikely Murderer series for Netflix.

Kim Sørensen

Kim Martin Sørensen is the owner, CEO, and Creative Editor at Vi elsker serier (We Love Series) and Add Up Media. Kim has worked with communication, marketing, and digital media for many years, more specifically as a key account manager, sales manager, and media consultant. Kim will be the host for this session.

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