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'Last Sentence' puts a period on life of a Hitler critic
'Last Sentence' puts a period on life of a Hitler critic

"The Last Sentence," the fine new biographical film by Jan Troell, is a more sophisticated work than it appears about a man whose life was more complicated than the world knew. That man, Torgny Segerstedt, was a Swedish newspaper editor celebrated in that country for his prescient, persistent and unapologetically fierce criticism of Adolf Hitler, beginning as early as 1933 when the German leader was appointed that country's chancellor. But anyone expecting a worshipful film is underestimating Troell, one of the masters of Scandinavian cinema whose previous works include the Oscar-nominated pair "The Emigrants" and "The New Land," as well as Segerstedt...

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