In a high-security psychiatric clinic sits Thomas Quick, Sweden’s most notorious serial killer. A misfit loner who openly confessed to a range of unspeakable crimes including rape, murder and cannibalisation, Quick’s story has shocked and haunted the Swedish nation for over 20 years. However, new evidence including testimony from the man himself has taken this terrifying story in an even more disturbing direction. With full access to Quick, this real life thriller unravels the truth behind a self-confessed serial killer and uncovers a dark tale of murder and lies.
The film examines the shocking revelations that were at the centre of this horrifying case; not only what happened but the major impact it has had on both those directly involved as well as the wider community. Looking at what would drive a man to commit such terrible crimes, the film also asks the question of how a monster such as Thomas Quick could have evolved and what contributed to his creation. Not for the faint of heart, the journey to the ultimate truth behind what happened is a tense, twisted odyssey that has forced a nation to come to terms with series of nightmarish crimes that have haunted their society for decades.
Feature FilmProducerKatie BailiffCo-ProducerJane NicholsonDirector of PhotographyRoger ChapmanEditor Mag Arnold Music Nainita DesaiMalcolm LawsDirectorBrian Hill
Official selection Rome Film Festival
Official selection Sheffield International Film Festival
Official selection CPH:Dox
Official selection International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
"Plenty of thrillers employ third act twists to keep the mystery going. But the one used in the serial killer documentary, The Confessions of Thomas Quick is so good it’s hard to believe it’s true."Hollywood Reporter
"Compelling serial killer doc."Lesley Felperin, The Guardian.
"A fascinating portrait of a troubled man and true crime case file"Ben Nicholson, CineView
"utterly fascinating"Empire, Patrick Peters