The Last Sentence

Torgny Segerstedt is the editor-in-chief of the Göteborgs Handels och Sjöfartstidning newspaper from 1933 to 1945. He challenges the leaders of the Third Reich with his controversial articles, some of which are translated and broadcast on British radio the same day they are published.

In Norway he is regarded as a hero. But the Swedish king and the government fear the repercussions. Sweden is neutral and they are prepared to go to any lengths to keep the country out of the war.

He has a turbulent love life. He’s constantly conflicted, hopelessly entangled in a complex and tumultuously passionate love affair with three different women. In the end, he is forced to accept the political and personal consequences of his actions. When the Third Reich falls, he realises that his brave and chaotic life has lost its meaning, and that only death remains. That man’s name is Torgny Segerstedt.


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