|The Man from Majorca|
|Swedish||Mannen från Mallorca|
|Directed by||Bo Widerberg|
|Produced by||Göran Lindström|
|Written by||Bo Widerberg|
|Screenplay by||Bo Widerberg|
|Based on||Pig Party|
by Leif G.W. Persson
|Starring|| Sven Wollter |
Tomas von Brömssen
|Music by||Björn J:son Lindh|
|Edited by||Bo Widerberg|
|Distributed by||SF Studios, Europafilm, Swedish Film Institute|
|Budget||500 000 SEK|
|Box office||15 million SEK|
The Man from Majorca (Swedish : Mannen från Mallorca) is a 1984 Swedish crime thriller film directed by Bo Widerberg. It is based on the novel The Pig Party by Leif G. W. Persson. The film stars Sven Wollter and Tomas von Brömssen.
The novel has big similarities with the Geijer affair (a rumor that the Swedish minister of justice had been with prostitutes, that the Swedish police had knowledge of it and had informed the prime minister). Leif G.W. Persson lost his job at the police because talking to a journalist about his knowledge about the Geijer case, but denied in the preface of the book (Grisfesten) which he wrote soon after, that it had any connections to the affair.
Widerberg took inspiration from the 1971 American film The French Connection , and The Man from Majorca share similarities with his previous thriller film: The Man on the Roof (1976).
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