Synopsis: There is a thin line between money and loyalty. Thomas Skepphult runs an investment company, and is arrested for the murder of his business partner when his fingerprint is found on the murder weapon. When he tries to call his lawyer, the phone is answered by someone who he thought had committed suicide years ago.
Director(s): Peter Lindmark
Production: Isis Cataegis Pictures
100 min

Theres one thing you should know if

you want to make money in business:

Nothing is about luck.

Negotiations are a game.

You have to know your opponent.

Or you risk losing everything.

If you don't hate losing,

you'll never be successful or rich.

But the boundary of ethics can

sometimes be stretched to its limit.

Our partner, Morgan Nordenstrle,

had crossed the line once too many.

We couldn't take it anymore.

We have to look over

the third quarter.

I told you to empty out your office

and turn in your keys.

- My father built this company.

- And you almost tore it down.

- All this Caesar Batanga stuff, I...

- Wouldn't it be best...

Get out of here

before I call the guard.


I'm... I'm just going to get

a picture of my family that I forgot.

- I don't think we should pressure him.

- He's sick, I want him out of here.

I never want to see

that lunatic again.


Like Isaid,

we couldnt take anymore.

Morgan got us involved

with the IT company Cataegis-

- and used unacceptable methods to

convince the owner, Batanga, to sell.

A few days later, Batanga was

found dead. He'd hanged himself.

It was a tragedy, but as it turned

out, the business deal was a success.

Cataegis was the best investment

we'd ever made.

Today, it's one of the largest

IT companies in Europe.

The shares have gone up several

hundred percent since going public.

Our company, Nova Investment,

is a venture capital company.

We invest our clients money

in companies that show potential

and then sell our share at a profit.

The deal was to sell our shares and

leave Cataegis after a certain time.

And that time is now.

Soon, we can put this shareholders'

meeting and fiscal year behind us,

and look back on a fun

and exciting year.

Exciting because we

introduced new services,

and fun because not only

did profits increase, costs decreased.

We can now turn

our attention to...

Why is Nova Investment selling

if everything is going so well?

Maybe because that's when you sell.

I don't feel it's my place to answer.

I'll turn the question over to their

Thomas Skepphult.

Thanks. We've never made a secret

of our intent to exit Cataegis.

- I'm against the sale.

- All shares will go up 30%.

My opinion is that Extreme Capital

Group's agenda and reputation,

are incompatible

with Cataegis' goals.

They've built their company

by making unethical investments.

I can assure you that Extreme

Capital Group's goals and interests,

both ethical and financial,

are the same...

The agreement says Nova Investment

needs 60% ownership in order to sell.

You only have 40%.

I demand that we take a vote.

I guess we'll have to vote.

But in order to do that

we're going to need a few minutes.

Gabriel Mrk is talking about morals.

It's enough to make you want to puke.

Gabriel Mrk.

A master negotiator who always

finds his opponents weaknesses.

I didn't know

your morality was so strong.

Morality sells, didn't you know?

What are you smiling about?

Why didn't you consider my offer

for Cataegis?

- Because we got a better one.

- Don't try that with me.

Nova Investment

is going to invest in GM Oil.

If Swedish ownership increases I may

have to pay taxes. I don't want that.

That's why we're here.

You want my 25% for the vote

and I want you nowhere near

my oil company.

We're canceling the vote

because, as it turns out,

Nova Investment has the necessary

votes needed to sell their shares...

We're not going for GM Oil.

You're responsible for everything

being in place for Monday's signing.

Of course.

I'll see you on Monday.

Here are the candles.

Where will you put them?

There's no space anywhere.

- Can you take the present?

- No.

- It's better if you take it. I swear.

- I'm not doing it.

I'll take the cake.

- You'll have to teach her.

- Look at the cake!

Happy birthday, Ebba.

What could it be?

Can I see?

- A horse.

- Your horse.

We couldn't bring it,

but we're going to the stables later.

You know horses

require a lot of work, right?

- I'll help you, sweetheart.

- I think we should sing to Ebba.

Happy birthday to you,

happy birthday to you...

No, that one.

- That one?

- Yes, that one.

Should we see what it is?

It's so pretty.

It's not just any heart.

It's a magical heart from olden days.

Shall we put it on?

Do you know why it's a magical heart?

Do you want to know?

If theres something

you really want to know, but don't...

...just put this on

and you'll know everything.

- What are you talking about?

- I got a magical heart.

How pretty. Did dad give you that?

I want to speak to Thomas in private.

Of course.

- How come they brought this up now?

- The question is, what do they know?


- I'm leaving now.

- Okay.


- Did Wilhelm tell you where he went?

- To Strandvgen.

Neither Karl nor Louise

know about this.

Much less the hidden compartment.

- You said you'd destroyed the tape.

- I know.

- Why did you keep it?

- I never meant to.

Do you want to have a look?

Are you sure?

Would you like a drink?

Everything will work out with Cataegis.

Don't you worry.

I've been meaning to talk to you

about something.

- It's time that you took over.

- What are you saying?

There's a time for everything, Thomas.

But why? I mean, why?

- Because it's time.

- "It's time"? What are you saying?

It's not that big of a deal.

What's happening with you?

You can't just up and quit.

And the tape

that you should have gotten rid of.

Calm down.

- I want to spent time with my family.

- That's bullshit!

- Your marriage is beyond salvation.

- What was that?

I'm sorry,

I didn't mean it that way.

Naturally, I won't leave

until everything is resolved.

Trust me.

You must be

Wilhelm Rahmberg's wife.

- Hi, by the way. I'm Diana Malm.

- Louise.

Have you eaten, Ebba?

I'm sorry, Louise.

Do you know if Rahmberg

had any enemies?


- No, I don't think so.

- Think carefully.

In crimes such as these, the motive,

nine times out often, is emotional,

like hate, jealousy

or it's quite simply for financial gain.

- You met with Rahmberg last night.

- Yes.

- What did you do?

- We talked, about...

...well, business.

Rahmberg was planning to retire.

How did you feel about that?

Naturally, I thought it was a shame.

He's been my mentor, my partner...

...and my friend

for the past fifteen years.

We found a contract

in a safe at Rahmberg's place.

The contract states

that if one partner dies, the other,

can buy that partner's share

for two million.

It's not unusual to draw up contracts

like that when the company is new.

All your energy is focused on

making the business grow.

As I understand it, Nova Investment's

investments are worth ten billion.

And according to the contract,

you get sole control over all this.

If you suspect me of anything,

I'd like to be told.

I suggest that you

call your lawyer.

Are you suggesting

that I killed him?

- The Philip Ceder Law Firm.

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