The Man from Majorca

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The Man from Majorca
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Swedish Mannen från Mallorca
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Produced by Göran Lindström
Written byBo Widerberg
Screenplay byBo Widerberg
Based onPig Party
by Leif G.W. Persson
Starring Sven Wollter
Tomas von Brömssen
Music by Björn J:son Lindh
Edited byBo Widerberg
Distributed bySF Studios, Europafilm, Swedish Film Institute
Release date
  • 12 October 1984 (1984-10-12)(Sweden)
Running time
102 minutes
Language Swedish
Budget500 000 SEK
Box office15 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).

Sven Wollter won the award for Best Actor at the 20th Guldbagge Awards. [1]


A robber calmly holds up a post-office in Stockholm at Saint Lucy's Day 13 December. The policemen Johansson and Jarnebring are the first on the scene and they chase the robber, who escapes. Shortly after, someone dies in a car accident and a dead body is found at a graveyard. After a while it is clear that these incidents have something to do with the robbery, and when the policemen are investigating further, they are beginning to reveal a bigger scandal. Meanwhile it seems that there is a cover-up going on.



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  1. "Mannen från Mallorca (1984)". Swedish Film Institute. 9 March 2014.