Release date15 November 1991 (1991-11-15) (Sweden)
6 December 1991 (1991-12-06) (Finland) WriterPer Olov Enquist, Goran Setterberg, Jan Troell Initial releaseNovember 15, 1991 (Sweden) CastAntti Reini, Maria Heiskanen, Berto Marklund, Antti Vierikko Music directorLars Akerlund, Sebastian Oberg ScreenplayJan Troell, Per Olov Enquist, Goran Setterberg Similar moviesRelated Jan Troell movies
Il Capitano: A Swedish Requiem (Swedish: Il Capitano) is a 1991 Swedish-Finnish biographical drama film directed by Jan Troell, about the 1988 Åmsele murders where a family of three was murdered by Juha Valjakkala over a stolen bicycle. Antti Reini stars as Valjakkala, renamed Jari in the film, and Maria Heiskanen as his girlfriend Marita Routalammi, renamed Minna. Being released so soon after the actual event, the film was very controversial and received highly mixed reviews, with some critics praising it for the difficult choice of subject and others condemning it for the same reason.